This guide will walk you through upgrading your instance of CL Connect.


If you are upgrading your version of CL Connect, navigate to the CL-Connect page on GitHub.

1. Download the ZIP file.


2. Extract the files from the downloaded CL-Connect-master.zip into a new folder.


3. Copy all extracted files except the App_Data folder and web.config and paste them into your existing copy of CL Connect. It is imperative that you exclude these files because they are used to store your data and settings -- copying over the downloaded versions will overwrite them.


*** You may need to "stop" your IIS website and the DefaultAppPool before you're allowed to move the new files into the wwwroot location.

To stop the IIS site:


  1. Open IIS Manager
  2. Select the site under Connections
  3. Under Actions > Manage Website, select Stop 
    • Make sure you Start the site again once you've upgraded




To stop the DefaultAppPool:


  1. Open IIS Manager
  2. Select Application Pools under Connections
  3. Select DefaultAppPool
  4.  Under Actions on the right > Application Pool Tasks > select Stop
    • Make sure you Start the application pool again once you've upgraded




Now that you've upgraded to the latest version, you can verify that your settings and data have been retained by launching your instance of CL Connect and making sure the version number on the landing page matches what's shown on GitHub.




*** NOTE: CL Connect version 2.11.1+ includes a new STS Token Service. If you are restricting the firewall rules on the server that CL Connect is currently installed on, please take a look at our updated firewall rules and make any necessary changes to your system.