Extension Packages for On-Demand Installation

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Extension Packages for On-Demand Installation

If on-demand installation of the Authentic Browser plug-in is planned, the zipped Authentic Browser extension package/s (CAB, XPI, and/or CRX file/s) must be stored on the server. When the HTML page for Authentic Plug-in is accessed in the client browser for the first time, instructions in the HTML page cause the relevant extension package to be downloaded from the server to the client, unzipped, and installed on the client.

 

The required Authentic Browser extension package/s for on-demand installation can be downloaded from the Altova website. They must be stored on the server as a zipped (CAB, XPI, or CRX ) file. Whether you store a CAB, XPI, or CRX file on the server depends upon which browser is used on the client to open the HTML page for Authentic Plug-in.

 

Internet Explorer v5.5 or higher (32-bit)

CAB file (for 32-bit IE)

Internet Explorer (64-bit)

CAB file (for 64-bit IE)

Firefox

XPI file

 

 

If a client may use multiple browsers or any browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox), then two or all three extension packages (CAB, XPI, and CRX files) should be stored on the server. If the client browser is not known, you could include a script in the HTML page for Authentic Plug-in to detect which browser is currently being used. The appropriate file (CAB for Internet Explorer; XPI for Firefox) will then be downloaded automatically from the server to the client. For information about this scenario, see HTML Page for Authentic Plug-in | Browser-Independent.

 

CAB files for Internet Explorer are available for 32-bit IE browsers and 64-bit IE browsers. Again, you may wish to store both types of CAB file (32-bit and 64-bit) on the server. The HTML page for Authentic Plug-in could have a script that determines whether the browser is a 32-bit or 64-bit version and then downloads the correct CAB file. How to create such a script is described in the section, HTML Page for Authentic Plug-in | Browser-Independent.

 

Downloading and storing the CAB/XPI/CRX file

The CAB file, XPI file, and/or CRX file is to be downloaded from the Altova Website and can be downloaded to any location on your server. If you are deploying the Enterprise edition of Authentic Browser, then the package must be stored on the server for which the Enterprise license has been registered.

 

All three types of installer file (CAB, XPI, CRX) are zipped file formats. Do not unzip these files. The file extraction and installation on the client takes place automatically when the client opens the HTML page for Authentic Plug-in for the first time. The location of the CAB/XPI/CRX file on the server is specified in the HTML page for Authentic Plug-in.

 


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