Before you access Cisco Show and Share, you need:
- One of the following web browsers:
– Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9, 10, or 11 for Windows (see Configuration Note for Microsoft Internet Explorer).
– Mozilla Firefox version 28, 29.
– Chrome version 34.0.1847.131m
– Apple Safari 6.0.5.
- Access to the Internet to download the plugins needed to play Flash, Windows Media, or Quicktime media in your browser (if they have not been previously installed).
- Access to the superuser account or an account with one or more of the following privileges: administrator, category administrator, or reports administrator.
Configuration Note for Microsoft Internet Explorer
For Cisco Show and Share to display properly in Microsoft Internet Explorer, you must configure Internet Explorer to check for changes each time that it loads any page from Cisco Show and Share.
Step 1 Choose Tools > Internet Options.
Step 2 Click Settings in the Browsing history area.
Step 3 Click the option to check for changes each time.
Step 4 Click OK twice.
Access Cisco Show and Share
To access Cisco Show and Share, point your web browser to:
In the above URL, replace server_name with the name of your Cisco Show and Share server, for example http://video.example.com. Do not use an IP address.
Note You may receive a security warning to accept the site security certificate when you first access your Cisco Show and Share site. Confirm the security exception to proceed to the site.
When Cisco Show and Share loads, you see a page similar to the one shown in Figure 1-1. When you first access Cisco Show and Share, you access the site as a visitor.
Note Depending on licensed features and options, your User Interface (UI) screens might look different from those shown in this guide.
Figure 1-1 The Cisco Show and Share Home Page
Sign In to Cisco Show and Share
You must be signed-in to Cisco Show and Share to access the administrator functions. The administrator functions that you can access depend on the administrator role or roles that you have.
Table 1-1 Administrator Roles
Category Administrators create and delete categories. They can browse and view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate, and tag videos.
Reports Administrators run and view Cisco Show and Share reports. They can browse and view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate, and tag videos.
Administrators can access all of the Cisco Show and Share administrative functions except for those enabled by the Category Administrator and the Reports Administrator roles. They can browse and view videos. They may also be able to comment on, rate, and tag videos.
The superuser role is a default administrator role that you configure when you first set up Cisco Show and Share. The superuser can access all of the Cisco Show and Share administrative functions.
To sign-in to Cisco Show and Share, follow these steps:
Step 1 Click the Sign In link in the global navigation area at the top of the page.
Step 2 When the login dialog appears, enter your username and password and click Log In.
You are returned to the Videos page.
Access the Administration Area
Step 1 To access the administration area of Cisco Show and Share, click the Show and Share link in the global navigation area at the top of the page.
Step 2 Click Administration.
The Cisco Show and Share administration area appears. What you see depends upon the administrator permissions that you have.
The administrator in the illustration below has all three administrator roles assigned, so all of the options are available. The Reports menu would not be visible if the administrator did not have the Reports Administrator role.
If the administrator only had the Reports Administrator role, they would see the following when they logged into the administration area:
And, if the administrator only had the Categories, they would see the following:
What to Do Next
See the following sections to manage Cisco Show and Share: