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 on to find out.
The memoQ content connector connects two places:
- the folder where documents are added or updated, and
- 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.
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 types of content source that are not regular file folders are Subversion and Git repositories. If you plan to use the memoQ content connector with Subversion or Git sources only, the memoQ content connector must be able to connect to the Subversion or Git server over the network. See the Configure Content Connector for SVN and Git connections topic.
To run the memoQ content connector, you need a computer that has the following:
- One of these operating systems: Windows 10 Pro, or Windows Server version 2012 R1 or newer. Only 64-bit systems are supported.
- 512 MB memory (1 GB or more recommended)
You may need more disk space: Depending on the actual content source, the content connector may need to store a copy of the documents on the same hard disk. In that case, you may need a lot more hard disk space (several gigabytes or tens of gigabytes). Do not install the content connector on a system that runs low on free hard disk space.
.NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher. Use Windows Update to obtain and install the latest version of the .NET Framework on your computer.
If memoQ or memoQ server is already installed on the same computer, the .NET Framework will be available.
- To use SVN connections, you also need to install the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable package.
In addition, both the content source and the memoQ server must be available, either through a network connection or on the same computer where the content connector service is installed.
Open network port to make the Content connector accessible: The Content connector is a network service that is accessible through TCP port 8080 by default. You can change this port when you install the service. However, make sure that the port you use is open in your firewall(s).
Next step: Install Content connector