Update Contribute

Author-it Modules Installation & Update Guide

Contribute is a module that can be purchased for Author-it On-Premises. Update Contribute with each new release to ensure you have the latest features and bug fixes.

Prerequisites

  1. Log in to your web application server as an administrator.

  2. In IIS Manager, stop the following application pools:

    • Contribute

    • InternalAPI

    • AuthoritWebAPIService

      Note: The InternalAPI pool is also used by Review and Localize.

  3. Go to C:\inetpub\wwwroot.

  4. Create a backup of the files in your Contribute, InternalAPI, and Authoritwebapiservice folders. Keep these backups until you've finished the update and completed testing.

    Keeping a backup of the existing files enables you to quickly restore Contribute if you have any problems with the update; to restore your existing installation, put the backups into the folders they were in originally.

  5. Delete all files in your existing Contribute, InternalAPI, and Authoritwebapiservice folders.

    Deleting these files ensures that if the new version of Contribute uses different files to your previous installation, the old files will be removed after you've completed the update.

  6. Download the required installation files from the Author-it Community website, unzip them, then open the unzipped folder.

    Note: The folders inside the installation files may have slightly different names than in your current installation. Keep the names your installation has currently.

  7. Copy the files from the new version of the Contribute folder into your existing Contribute folder.

  8. Copy the files from the new version of the AuthoritWebAPIService folder into your existing AuthoritWebAPIService folder.

  9. Copy the files from the new version of the InternalAPI folder into your existing InternalAPI folder.

  10. In the InternalAPI folder, do one of the following:

  11. In the AuthoritWebAPIService folder, do one of the following:

  12. In the Contribute folder, do one of the following:

  13. In IIS Manager, restart the application pools that you stopped.