Create IIS application pools for <AITCLL>, Review, and Localize

Author-it Modules Installation & Update Guide

Contribute, Review, and Localize require application pools in IIS to house their web application processes. The application pools you need to create depends on which applications you're installing:

  • The InternalAPI pool is required for all applications

  • The AuthoritWebAPIService and Contribute pools are required for Contribute

  • The WebAppsPool pool is required for Review and Localize.

  1. Open IIS Manager on your web application server.

  2. On the left, expand the Connection.

  3. Right-click on Application Pools and choose Add Application Pool.

    Add Application Pool

  4. Configure the new Application Pool with the following settings:

    • Name: InternalAPI

    • .NET CLR Version: v4.0.30319

    • Managed pipeline mode: Integrated

    • Check "Start application pool immediately"

  5. Click OK.

  6. Right-click the application pool you just created and go to Advanced Settings....

  7. Select Identity and click the ellipsis button.

  8. Choose a dedicated Windows user account that has access to all the network resources used by the Author-it application.

    For example, the library, template, publishing, and image folders. [We recommend aitservice.]

    Ensure the account has full access to the application folders in C:\inetpub\wwwroot.

  9. If you're installing Contribute, repeat these steps to create pools named AuthoritWebAPIService and Contribute.

  10. If you're installing Review or Localize, repeat these steps to create a pool named WebAppsPool.