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Welcome to the Lionbridge Connector for Episerver

Welcome to the Lionbridge Connector for Episerver (Connector) version 1.6.3. This is Lionbridge’s connector between Episerver and the Clay Tablet Platform.

1 - Terminology

Amazon AWS Amazon Web Services. A suite of web application products developed and sold by Clay Tablet uses various AWS offerings in order to leverage their infrastructure and build rich, dynamic solutions for its customers, specifically, the Clay Tablet Platform. For details, see
Amazon S3 Amazon Simple Storage Service. For details, see: The Connector and the Clay Tablet Platform use Amazon S3 to provide temporary storage services for the content sent to and from translation.
Amazon SQS Amazon Simple Queue Service. For details, see: The Connector uses Amazon SQS to provide Message Queue Services.
Asset Any content or document being sent for translation, including metadata. Assets are created by the Connector.
Clay Tablet (CTT) Clay Tablet Technologies, a Lionbridge company, and the corporate entity that publishes the Connector and the Clay Tablet Platform.
Clay Tablet Platform The hosted (IaaS) connectivity platform that receives and routes content from content systems, including content management systems (CMSs), to translation providers and back during implementation. The Lionbridge Connector Team configures the Platform based on the number and nature of systems involved in your system architecture.
Episerver The Episerver CMS (Content Management System). For more information, see:
Freeway The name of the Lionbridge translation portal for submitting content to and retrieving content from the Lionbridge translation provider.
FTP Server File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet. Translation providers may receive and send files for translation using an FTP server.
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service. The Clay Tablet Platform is an IaaS, because it is a hosted platform.
Keys The Connector uses keys to establish a secure, discrete connection between the Connector instance and the Platform.

Very important: Do not copy the CMS address keys to multiple instances, because this is a violation of the License Agreement. Using the same CMS address keys on multiple instances will cause the Lionbridge App or Connector to behave unexpectedly, which can result in lost translation content, orphaned projects, and inaccurate translation status reports. The Lionbridge Connector team will support technical issues caused by duplicating or incorrectly installing CMS address keys only on a time and materials basis.
Lionbridge The publisher of the connector, the Freeway translation portal and a translation provider. Users connect to the Freeway translation portal to submit content to and retrieve content from the Lionbridge translation provider.
Lionbridge Connector for Episerver(Connector) The connector software that Lionbridge provides, which plugs into your Episerver installation to provide connectivity to the hosted Platform. In this document it is referred to as the Connector. This is the software you are installing and configuring as you work through this document.
MT Machine translation. The translation provider can be a machine translation service, such as Google Translate.
NuGet Open source package manager for the Microsoft development platform. For more information, see:
Producer CMS or another content system that sends content or documents out for translation. In this case, this is Episerver.
Provider A provider of translation services. The delivery of assets to the provider may be via an FTP server or a TMS connector.
Scheduled Job Episerver functionality to run scheduled jobs. These can be run repeatedly with a specified interval or started manually.
Support Asset Supporting documents and their metadata.  Support assets are not translated by the translation provider, but they provide helpful context for the translator.
TMS Translation management system that the translation provider uses.

2 - About the Clay Tablet Translation Platform

The Clay Tablet translation-connectivity platform is the easiest, most flexible way to integrate content systems, including content management systems (CMSs) and other content producers, with translation providers and translation technologies.

Clay Tablet Platform is the hosted (IaaS) connectivity platform that receives and routes content from content management systems to translation providers and back, including to Lionbridge via Freeway. It is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). During implementation, the Lionbridge Connector Team configures the Platform for your translation solution, based on the translation providers or systems you use. The Clay Tablet Platform uses the following services on AWS:

  • S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service), which provides storage services for the content sent to and from translation.

  • SQS (Amazon Simple Queue Service), which provides message queue services.

3 - How the Connector Works with Episerver

The Lionbridge Connector (Connector) is an important part of the Clay Tablet translation solution.

The Connector is installed on your system as an add-in to Episerver, through a NuGet installation package. Its functionality is displayed to the users as part of Episerver.

Your translation systems architecture might look like the configuration above. It may have additional content systems or translation providers, but the core concepts remain the same.

During implementation, the Lionbridge Connectors team works with you and your translation providers to configure and test the other elements of your translation solution, which are the Clay Tablet Platform’s connections to your translation providers' systems.

4 - Using this Guide

Purpose of this guide

This guide describes everything you need to know to install and configure the Lionbridge Connector (Connector) for Episerver. It describes the delivery package contents, system requirements, installation instructions, and configuration procedures.

Recommendation: Review the user guide to fully understand the powerful features of the Connector.

Who should use this guide

This guide is intended for Episerver administrators and system integrators.

What you should already know

This document assumes that your company already has an installed instance of Episerver. It also assumes that Lionbridge is your company’s translation provider, and the Clay Tablet Platform is already set up for your company. It assumes that you have a strong working knowledge of Episerver.

How to find out more about the Lionbridge Connector for Episerver

For information on using the Lionbridge Connector to send and receive content for translation from Episerver, read the Lionbridge Connector for Episerver User Guide.

Documentation conventions

This guide uses the following conventions:

Convention Description
Bold** Highlights screen elements such as buttons, menu items, and fields.
Courier Highlights input, file names, and paths.
Italics Highlights terms for emphasis, variables, or document titles.
> Indicates a menu choice. For example, “Select Edit> Select All.”

5 - How to Contact Lionbridge Connector Support

How to Contact Lionbridge Connector Support

You can submit a support ticket either:

See also: