An administrator can add, replace, or delete custom plug-in packages. Custom plug-ins are user-created plug-ins or third-party plug-ins that are not part of the Mashup Center installation.
Make sure that the external Java™ code that is in the plug-in package comes from a trusted source.
- Log on to MashupHub as an administrator.
- Click Settings at the top of the window.
- Select Extensions -> Manage Plug-ins.
For information about developing a custom plug-in package, see the MashupHub API Reference.
Before you add or replace a third-party plug-in package, check any documentation that comes with the plug-in for prerequisites or known issues.
Add a plug-in package
Specify the location for a new plug-in package, and then click Add
. The package must be a .zip file with a unique file name. Users will see the new plug-in the next time they log on to Mashup Center. The package will be added to this directory:
Plug-ins are enabled by default. If you want to temporarily disable a custom plug-in, see the instructions for the administrator task Enabling custom plug-ins
Replace a plug-in package
Select the plug-in package that you want to replace. Use this option to upgrade a plug-in package. Specify the location for a new plug-in package, and then click Replace
. The package must be a .zip file.
When you replace a plug-in, make sure that the plug-in is compatible with the earlier version. You might want to provide users with documentation describing what happens when the plug-in is upgraded. The new plug-in will be available to users the next time that they log on to Mashup Center.
Delete a plug-in package
Select the plug-in package that you want to remove and click Delete
Any feeds based on the custom plug-in will be deleted. Any data mashups that use the deleted plug-ins will fail.
Parent topic: MashupHub extensions