HowTo: Enforce HTTPS through URL Rewrite

We do support HTTP so it's easier to set up a test- or local environment, but for real production environments we strongly recommend the use of HTTPS. Here's how you can enforce HTTPS on a webserver that also supports HTTP. [More]

PDF and Image Previewer Added

In the upcoming release we have added a PDF and Images previewer. This makes it easier for the user to quickly read a document on screen without needing to download the document first. [More]

HowTo: Securing the Essence Webservice

When you expose the Essence Webservice, there is a difference in the web.config for non-secure and secure communication. With the Installer you will get the version for HTTP. So if you have an HTTPS Essence Portal, you will need to adjust your Essence web.config to match this situation. [More]

Keep in touch, Keep a grip. With Google Keep

Google Keep is a great tool to make notes and set reminders for webpages. Since Essence is a web application, you can do all the Google Keep stuff with Essence as well. And because we always use Parameters in the URL, this can make keeping track of things a lot easier. [More]

Q&A: Which Parameters are available for the Essence Portal

When working in the Silver Essence Portal, the URL in the Browser's address bar are quite long. And they seem to contain instructions that influence the behavior of the Portal. Why is this and what can you do with them? [More]

HowTo: Set up File Upload in the Essence Portal

In many cases it might come in handy to add a file attachment. For example, you have a Support Question and the user should be able to upload a screenshot. Or you have a Sales Contract and the user should be able to upload a PDF of the signed contract. In such cases you can enable the option to upload files. [More]

Improvements for File Downloading

In the Silver Essence Portal it is possible to upload files. Of course it is also possible to download these files and in this release we have made some improvements. [More]

Navigation added to Home button

While the Back and Forward button of a browser will do just fine to navigate back and forward, we get a lot of questions if it is possible to have these buttons in the Portal itself. To give a positive answer from now on, we've added just that. [More]

Q&A: What are the image sizes for the login-screen

What are the image sizes for the login-screen? [More]

See which framework versions you are using

Too make sure your Essence Portal User Manager is using the correct central framework version, it is best to set the determination on automatic. From this version on, you can see which framework versions you are using. [More]