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    Introduction
    🌟 Plato and our documentation are new. We have over 110 articles to help get you started and are quickly working to make our documentation even better. If anything is missing you would like to see covered within our...
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    Global Timeline / Activity Feed
    Would a global time-line or activity feed within Plato be useful for you? Description The Plato.Timeline module would introduce a new timeline or activity feed feature to Plato. This timeline or activity feed would...
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    Web Deploy
    You can publish Plato to your configured IIS site using web deploy . Before following the steps within this guide please ensure you have the latest version of web deploy installed for Visual Studio. Visit the Microsoft...
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    Plato.Files
    The Plato.Files module adds both private and public file sharing to Plato. Administrator have complete control over upload settings and can restrict various upload settings on a per user role basis. This document provides......
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    User Authentication
    Plato leverages the identity services & best practices provided by .NET Core for user authentication and account recovery. Passwords Passwords within Plato are hashed. A hash is a one way function, so given the password...
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    Account Recovery
    It's not uncommon to forget your password. Account recovery is secure and easy with Plato. Plato uses a familiar email based "Reset Password" flow to allow you and your users to reset account passwords. This...
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    Licensing
    Plato is offered free under a GNU General Public License (GPL). When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. The GPL is designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of...
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    Introducing public & private file sharing with Plato 1.1.1 👫
    Hi All, I hope everyone is well. I just wanted to share the news that we released our Plato 1.1.1 update today. Plato 1.1.1 is the largest update for Plato since the initial 1.0 release back in September with over 150...
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    Introducing .NET Core 3.1 Support with Plato 1.1.0
    We are delighted today to announce the release of Plato 1.1.0. Our Plato 1.1.0 release introduces .NET Core 3.1 support and improves developer productivity when working with the Plato code. .NET Core 3.1 Support Plato...
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    Plato 1.1.1
    26th March 2020 We are delighted today to announce the release of Plato 1.1.1. Plato 1.1.1 is the largest update for Plato since the initial 1.0 release back in September. This update introduces dozens of new features...
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    Plato Demo - Now Live 🚀
    Hi All, I'm delighted to announce our Plato demo is now live. The Plato demo allows you to login using a demo administrator account to fully explore Plato and the Plato administrator dashboard . Demo You can...
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    Introduction
    🌟 Plato and our documentation are new. We have over 110 articles to help get you started and are quickly working to make our documentation even better. If anything is missing you would like to see covered within our...
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    Quick Start
    By far the quickest way to get started with Plato is to download or clone the Plato source code locally and use an IDE such as Visual Studio to build & launch Plato. Building Plato After downloading Plato open...
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    Installing Plato
    We are excited your looking to install Plato. Hopefully our documentation here will assist you along the way. Before installing Plato on your own servers please ensure your installation environment meets our...
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    Configuring IIS
    Internet Information Services or IIS is a web server developed by Microsoft for Windows operating systems. Plato works great on all versions of IIS that support hosting .NET core 3.x applications. In this document we'll...
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    Prerequisites
    At minimum Plato requires a web server (typically IIS) running .NET Core 3.1 and a database server typically running SQL Server 2016 or above. Installing Plato on Windows (Production) Web Server Windows Server 2012......
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    Web based set-up
    To ease installation the first time you launch Plato within your web browser you will be presented with the web based set-up screen. This screen allows you to name your installation, provide a database connection string...
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    Downloading Plato
    Looking to download Plato to install on your own computer or server? Plato is free & open source. All official releases are available to download via our releases page on GitHub. Stable Release We would suggest...
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    Dashboard
    The Plato administrator dashboard is used to configure & manage your Plato installation. After you've set-up your Plato installation the administrator dashboard will be the first place you want to visit to enable...
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    Deploying Plato
    This section hopes to guide you through deploying Plato to your production servers. Currently Plato is only officially supported when running under IIS on Windows. We do hope to introduce Linux support in the future and...