Can I set a specific category to NO INDEX, NO FOLLOW in Magento 2? In the previous version I could use an updated layout XML reference to do this within a specific category.
You can do this by updating category
Layout Update XML in admin.
Admin - > Products -> Categories -> Select the category -> Design -> Layout Update XML -> Add the below code -> Save
<head> <meta name="robots" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW"/> </head>
Remove cache and check. You can see the changes in front end product category page source.