I am trying to figure out if it will be possible to create another engine and index our login require admin section of our Rails spreecommerce app. Any advice? It seems like crawling won't be possible.
Swiftype can help make your admin a very powerful tool. Using our API is probably the best way to do this. Stay on the lookout for a forthcoming tutorial on building admin search with Swiftype, but for now check out our Rails tutorial.
Create a Swiftype search engine to hold the admin content.
Adapt the example found in our Rails tutorial to index the models you'd like to search in your admin.
Add a search box to your admin using our jQuery libraries.