Administrator Manual

These steps cover only the basic functionality. We’ll care about the advanced features (unique key, routing, etc) in the Configuration section.

Step 0: Apply for a DocCheck Login

In order to use this extension, you will need a valid DocCheck Login ID, as well as access to DocCheck CReaM, the login configuration backend. Head over to DocCheck CReaM to make sure you have both! For the basic functionality, the free DocCheck Basic License should suffice.

Step 1: Create a Dummy User

As this Extension will log in a TYPO3 User for you, you must first create a front end user group, and a front end user.

Please choose a long and random password for the front end user – you’ll never have to type it again, I promise.

Step 2: Configure the Extension

Now we’ll have to configure the extension using the extension manager (Click on the gear icon next to the extension name).

Set basic.dcParam to any string that is valid for a URI query parameter and write it down, as you’ll need it in Step 4: Configure your DocCheck Login.

Oh, and see the section Configuration of this Manual, to find out what the parameters mean.

Configuration Screen

Step 3: Insert the Plugin

On an unprotected page (i.e. wherever the login form should appear), insert a “General Plugin”-Content Record and choose the “DocCheck Login” plugin. Supply your registered Login ID, and select a Login Template (Size) and/or languge. If you want, you can order a custom DocCheck Login Template via your DocCheck Sales Contact (But the red default layout looks pretty, too).

Plugin Config Screen

Step 4: Configure your DocCheck Login

Head over to DocCheck CReaM and configure your DocCheck Login.

“Login URL” must be set to the page where you just inserted the plugin.

“Target URL” will be the same, but with two additional Query Parameters:

  • dc=...: This parameter equals to the string you chose for “basic.dcParam” in Step 2: Configure the Extension.
  • logintype=login: This triggers TYPO3 login mechanism

This means: If your login form plugin is located at http://your-typo3-site.example.org/login/, and your basic.dcParam is 19865c8sak, your Target URL will be:

http://your-typo3-site.example.org/login/?logintype=login&dc=19865c8sak

Example Screenshot of DocCheck CReaM

That’s it!

Step 5: Enable DocCheck Search Feature (optional)

Head back to the extension configuration in the Extension Manager.

Choose tab “Crawling” and enable the crawling for DocCheck.

Enter an username that has access to the protected pages.

Enter the IP of the DocCheck Crawler. Please get in touch with the DocCheck crew if you don’t know what to do here.

Please install an extension that creates a Google Sitemap.