Using the Plugins Screen
The plugins screen allows for the updating of existing plugins or the upload of new plugins via the Add Plugin tile. A plugin provides an integration with a third-party product or an extension to the system, such as adding in reports for the dashboard screen. The plugins screen contains a grid displaying all of the installed plugins plus a tile to upload new plugins or update existing plugins. This page provides information about the plugins and operations to act upon. The name and the version of the plugin is shown on the tile along with the vendor logo.
All plugins are supplied in encrypted format to you via Nevelex Labs. The files will have the following naming format:
[plugin_name].zip.enc. Other uploads will fail to upload into the system and produce a "Plugin upload failed" message. The Add Plugin tile is located in the upper left-hand corner of the Plugins panel.
Clicking on the Add Plugin tile opens the Upload Plugin pop up, as shown below. Dragging-and-dropping a plugin file over to the tile will automatically upload the plugin into Security Flow.
The Upload Plugin dialog allows the user to browse files from system to select a plugin file to upload. Upon successfully uploading a plugin or a failed upload of a plugin, a status popup appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Adding/updating plugins requires the Manage Plugin permission. (See the User Roles and Permissions Page).
Create InstanceCreate an instance of a plugin by clicking on the circle surrounding a vertical line of three dots in the lower right-hand corner of the tile and selecting Create Instance. You are taken to the Configure New Instance page:
On the Configure New Instance page the user must select the fabric to create this instance on and assign it a name. All of the parameters for the plugin (urls, user Id's passwords, etc.) can be edited on this page as well. The
Save button on the bottom of this page must be pressed before these settings take effect. This operation also requires Manage Plugin permission. (See the User Roles and Permissions Page). For information on editing instances see the Create/Edit Plugin Instance Screen.