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Installation Instructions

  1. Copy the distribution files to your Web server and place them inside the /ckfinder/ folder or any other folder of of your choice on your website.
  2. Create a folder on the server to store all uploaded files. By default, CKFinder is configured to use the /ckfinder/userfiles/ folder of your website.
  3. Make the user files folder mentioned in point 2 writable for the Internet user. For a Windows system give write permissions to the IUSR_<ServerName> user. For Linux chmod it to 0777.
    NOTE: Since usually setting permissions to 0777 is insecure, it is advisable to change the group ownership of the directory to the same user as Apache and add group write permisions instead. Please contact your system administrator in case of any doubts.
  4. Edit the config.asp file. Make sure you set all settings in that file correctly, and that you enabled CKFinder. See Configuration for more information.

You should be ready to go. Just browse to the _samples/asp/standalone.asp page to test and see CKFinder.

Security Tips

  • The config.asp file contains many important security settings. You need to be positive that you have reviewed and understood all of them before you enable CKFinder on your website.
  • For more security tips see the Security section.
This page was last edited on 14 July 2011, at 16:40.