Publish Location

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This feature applies for Elementi M and Elementi X, and is not available for Elementi S.

Introduction

Publish Location icon

The Publish Location feature of Elementi M and Elementi X offers the possibility to publish content directly on a content server, thus facilitating content deployment for large setups involving a centralized content server or for those cases when is not possible to push content directly on the HMP (for instance, due to firewall / NAT usage).

Once the content has been deployed, the HMP can be configured to automatically retrieve the content from that server, using different methods.

Server types

Elementi 3.0.x:

A Publish Location can be created for a web server, having WebDAV extension enabled and implementing the DAV properties, accessible via HTTP / HTTPS.

Elementi 3.1.0 or later:

A Publish Location can be created for:
  • a web server, having WebDAV extension enabled (with or without DAV properties), accessible via HTTP / HTTPS,
  • a ftp server accessible via FTP / FTPS,
  • a Windows Shared Folder accessible via UNC.
Furthermore, during publish, Elementi automatically generates within the content an XML repository descriptor file named "spx-listing.xml" which is required when using Pull Mode with web servers without WebDAV support.

How to

Create a Publish Location

Publish Location

To add a new publish location, follow these steps:

  1. Open the "Devices" view from Browse panel in Elementi.
  2. Right-click (outside any existing device) and select "New Publish Location..." option.
  3. Select the protocol between:
    • "HTTP", "Secure HTTP" (HTTPS),
    • "FTP", "Secure FTP" (FTPS) and "Shared Folder" (UNC). (Added in Elementi 3.1.0)
  4. Enter the hostname of the server.
  5. Enter the port to be used or leave it empty for the default protocol port to be used (e.g., 80 for HTTP, 443 for HTTPS etc.).
  6. Enter the path to the target folder (e.g., CustomerX/MyProjectName).
  7. Change the name of the Publish Location name, if needed.
  8. If the remote location is protected, then enable the "Security" checkbox and enter the access credentials, Username and Password.
    Note that some characters cannot be used for FTP server credentials, like: ;/?:@&=+$,
  9. Click the "OK" button to save the Publish Location details.

Edit a Publish Location

To edit a Publish Location, right-click on its icon and select "Edit..."

Open a Publish Location

To open a Publish Location, double-click on its icon or right-click on it and select "Open Selected". This content present on that location is opened for viewing into the last tab of the Browse panel.

Publish content

To publish a project onto a Publish Location, follow the steps detailed on the Publish page.

Tutorials

For examples of using the Publish Location feature, check out these tutorials:


This page was last modified on 11 June 2018, at 10:50.