Revised: May 31, 2011
•Access Cisco Show and Share and Cisco Show and Share Reports
•Sign In to Cisco Show and Share
•Access the Administration Area
•What to Do Next
Access Cisco Show and Share and Cisco Show and Share Reports
•Configuration Note for Microsoft Internet Explorer
•Access Cisco Show and Share
Before you access Cisco Show and Share, you need:
•A network connection that is fast enough to play a video stream. A dialup connection may result in choppy video playback.
•One of the following web browsers:
–Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 for Windows (see also Configuration Note for Microsoft Internet Explorer).
–Mozilla Firefox version 3.x for Windows or OS X.
–Apple Safari 3.1.2 for OS X.
•A computer that supports screen resolution settings for 1024x768 and greater.
•The HTTP address of your community's Cisco Show and Share server.
•Access to the Internet from the client computer. Cisco Show and Share attempts to contact the Internet to download the plugins needed to play Flash, Windows, or Quicktime media in your browser if they have not been installed previously.
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.
Step 5 Stop. You have completed this procedure.
Access Cisco Show and Share
To access Cisco Show and Share, point your web browser to one of the following URLs, depending upon which version of Cisco Show and Share you are running:
For Cisco Show and Share Version
5.2.1 and later
In the above URLs, 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.
Tip If you are not sure which version of Cisco Show and Share you are using, try using the URL for 5.2.1 first. If you receive an error, then you are running 5.2 and should use one of the two URLs for that version.
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.
Figure 1-1 The Cisco Show and Share Home Page
When you first access Cisco Show and Share, you access the site as a visitor.
Sign In to Cisco Show and Share
You must be signed-in to Cisco Show and Share to access specific features, such as uploading videos, the My Account page, and the My Preferences page.
To sign-in to Cisco Show and Share, follow these steps:
Step 1 Click the S
ign In link in the global navigation area at the top of the page.
You will see one of the following sign-in screens, or your own corporate sign-in screen, depending upon your version of Cisco Show and Share and if the sign-in process has been tied into your corporate authentication system:
Step 2 Enter your username and password.
Step 3 Click Log In.
You are returned to the Videos page.
Step 4 Stop. You have completed this procedure.
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.
Step 3 Stop. You have completed this procedure.
What to Do Next
See the following sections to manage your Cisco Show and Share implementation:
•Learn about DSM-Admin dependencies?
See the "Understand Your DMS-Admin Dependencies" section.
•Configure file host settings for published files?
See the "Set Up File Hosting Locations" section.
•Assign user roles?
See the "Manage User Access and Permissions" section.
•Set up a publishing workflow?
See the "Manage the Publishing Workflow" section.
See the "Manage Categories" section.
•Manage site-wide settings?
See the "Manage System-Wide Settings" section.
•Choose featured videos?
See the "Manage Featured Videos" section.
•Create or load a ticker?
See the "Manage Tickers" section.
•Change the user interface?
See the "Localize and Reskin Show and Share" section.
•Configure an MXE for automatic video encoding?
See the "Configure a Cisco MXE for Video Transcoding" section.
•Learn to configure encoders?
See the "Configure Digital Media Encoders" section.
•Transcode video using a Cisco Digital Media encoder?
See the "Use a Cisco DME to Transcode Video" section.
•Populate and view reports?
See the "Use Cisco Show and Share Reports" section.
See the "Configure Failover" section.