Works for file folders: This description is true if you plan to use the content connector to pick up files from a folder or from several folders. If you plan to connect the memoQ content connector to a different kind of content source (e.g. Subversion), you may need a different setup – read further on to find out.
The memoQ content connector connects two places:
(1)the folder where documents are added or updated, and
(2)the memoQ server that is supposed to pick them up, and manage their translation.
The general rule is that you should place the memoQ content connector close to the document source, and not to memoQ server – if you need to make a choice. In other words, install the memoQ content connector on the computer where your source folder is stored – if that is possible.
If the source is in your organization, this is the preferred choice. Although you can connect the memoQ content connector to a network folder, it requires extra setup (a special service account). On the other hand, if you can allow the memoQ content connector to pick up documents from a local folder, you can set up the connections using the default access settings.
Using a remote file location? If the memoQ content connector is on a different computer than the one that has the source document folder, you can still set up the connection. Read on to find out how.
If the source is not in your organization – that is, it's not on a server that you control –, it's still a good idea to place the content connector on the same server where the files reside. There is a limitation: the memoQ content connector runs on Windows machines only, so the source server must also run Windows.
memoQ server always connects to the memoQ content connector over the network, even when the content connector service and memoQ server are installed on the same machine. By default, the memoQ content connector is listening on port 8080, using the HTTP protocol.
You can use a secure connection: To find out how, read the Secure the connection to Content connector topic.
When you install the memoQ content connector on a foreign machine, always arrange the connection to it – your client must be ready to allow incoming connections to the content connector. The memoQ content connector can be configured to use any port, but the communication will always be HTTP-style.
If the content source is not a regular file folder: Currently, the only type of content source that is not a regular file folder is a Subversion repository. If you plan to use the memoQ content connector with Subversion sources only, the memoQ content connector must be able to connect to the Subversion server over the network. In this case, avoid using a third machine to host the memoQ content connector. Insetad, installed the Content connector either on the Subversion server machine, or on the computer that runs memoQ server.