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Installing the SourceGuardian PHP extension

Editions: Community, Professional, Corporate
Versions: all

Installations of ViMP Community, ViMP Professional and ViMP Corporate require the PHP extension SourceGuardian.

This article explains the installation of the extension, further information on the usage can be found here.

First create a temporary folder "loader" at /usr/src/:

mkdir /usr/src/loader
cd /usr/src/loader

Download the loader that meets your OS from the SourceGuardian website.
For example download the 64-bit loaders directly into the new directory:


Extract the file:

tar xzf loader.tar.gz

Copy the file that matches your PHP version to the "extension_dir" of your PHP configuration:

cp ixed.5.3.lin /usr/lib/php5/20090626/

"ts" in the filename means "Thread Safety". Choose the ts-file if Thread Safety is enabled.

Now Create the configuration file. The directory can be found per phpinfo as "Scan this dir for additional .ini files":

cd /etc/php5/conf.d/ 
touch sourceguardian.ini
joe sourceguardian.ini

Enter the following lines to the file:


and save it afterwards.

Ubuntu and Debian with PHP 5.4 / PHP 5.5

... create the sourceguardian.ini in /etc/php5/mods-available/ and execute then

php5enmod sourceguardian

Finally you have to restart the apache webserver:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now the extension is installed and ViMP will be decrypted.

Last update on 2016/12/12 by Admin.

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