ILIAS

Installing CometChat as an ILIAS plugin

Step 1

If <ILIAS_directory>/Customizing/global/plugins/Services/UIComponent/UserInterfaceHook/ directory is not present then create it.

Step 2

Extract the UNZIP_FIRST_COMETCHAT/ilias.zip to get ‘CometChat’ folder.
Copy this ‘CometChat’ folder into <ILIAS_directory>/Customizing/global/plugins/Services/UIComponent/UserInterfaceHook/
So that the structure will be <ILIAS_directory>/Customizing/global/plugins/Services/UIComponent/UserInterfaceHook/CometChat

Step 3

Login as administrator in ILIAS and click on ‘ADMINISTRATION’.

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Step 4

Select ‘Plugins’ in the basic category.

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Step 5

CometChat row will appear, click on ‘Action’ and hit ‘Update’ link.

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Step 6

Once ILIAS updates the plugin, hit ‘Activate’ link that will appear instead of the ‘Update’ link.

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Step 7

Now click on ‘Configure’ link, CometChat Administration Panel will be displayed.

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Step 8

It will ask to upload CometChat zip file, you can find this file in (UNZIP_FIRST_COMETCHAT/cometchat.zip).
Upload the CometChat zip and click on ‘Install’.

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Step 9

A message will appear ‘CometChat has been successfully installed’.

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Step 10

Go back to plugins and hit ‘Configure’.

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Step 11

You can access CometChat Administration panel

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Step 12

Advance settings

i. Inbox Synchronization:

Inbox Synchronization can be enabled or disabled from Administration > Plugins > CometChat > Configure > Advance Settings > Synchronize inbox messages with ILIAS?

Select ‘Yes/No’ to enable/disable inbox synchronization and click on ‘Save Settings’.

ii. Usergroup setting:

To enable or disable CometChat for a particular usergroup go to Administration > Plugins > CometChat > Configure > Advance Settings > Hide CometChat for which usergroups?

Check the usergroups for whom you wish to disable CometChat and click on ‘Save Settings’.

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Upgrading CometChat

To upgrade CometChat to its latest version on your site, go to

Administration > Plugins > CometChat > Configure > Upgrade CometChat.

Download CometChat package from ‘https://my.cometchat.com/’. Unzip the cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST.zip and upload the new ‘cometchat.zip’ and click on Install.

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