This add-on is operated by GroupDocs
GroupDocs: a one-stop-shop for your document management requirements
Last updated 13 October 2015
The GroupDocs add-on is currently in beta.
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GroupDocs is an add-on for providing you with all necessary apps to efficiently perform your document management. You might have encountered different document management solutions offered as stand-alone products, but all document management apps under a single roof, no chance! Our legacy apps such as GroupDocs Viewer, GroupDocs Signature, GroupDocs Annotation, GroupDocs Assembly, GroupDocs Conversion, and GroupDocs Comparison lets you manage your documents quickly, easily, and efficiently.
GroupDocs is accessible via an API and has supported client libraries for PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, JS, .NET
Provisioning the add-on
GroupDocs can be attached to a Heroku application via the CLI:
A list of all plans available can be found here.
$ heroku addons:create groupdocs -----> Adding groupdocs to sharp-mountain-4005... done, v18 (free)
Once GroupDocs has been added a
GROUPDOCS_URL settings will be available in the app configuration and will contain the ClientID, PrivateKey and canonical URL used to access the newly provisioned GroupDocs service instance. This can be confirmed using the
heroku config:get command.
$ heroku config:get GROUPDOCS_CID $ heroku config:get GROUPDOCS_PKEY $ heroku config:get GROUPDOCS_URL http://user:firstname.lastname@example.org/resourceid
After installing GroupDocs the application should be configured to fully integrate with the add-on.
After provisioning the add-on it’s necessary to locally replicate the config vars so your development environment can operate against the service.
Though less portable it’s also possible to set local environment variables using for example
Use the Heroku Local command-line tool to configure, run and manage process types specified in your app’s Procfile. Heroku Local reads configuration variables from a
.env file. To view all of your app’s config vars, type
heroku config. Use the following command to add the
GROUPDOCS_URL values retrieved from heroku config to your
$ heroku config -s | grep GROUPDOCS_CID, GROUPDOCS_PKEY and GROUPDOCS_URL >> .env $ more .env
Credentials and other sensitive configuration values should not be committed to source-control. In Git exclude the .env file with:
echo .env >> .gitignore.
For more information, see the Heroku Local article.
GroupDocs can be installed for use in a local development environment. Typically this entails installing GroupDocs SDK package and pointing the
GROUPDOCS_URL to this remote service.
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Using with Rails 3.x
Ruby on Rails applications will need to add the following entry into their
Gemfile specifying the GroupDocs client library.
Update application dependencies with bundler.
$ bundle install
Full example application is under development.
Using with Python
To see how GroupDocs Heroku addon works with Python, check this example.
Using with Java
To see how GroupDocs Heroku addon works with Java, check this example.
Monitoring & Logging
Stats and the current state of GroupDocs can be displayed via the CLI.
$ heroku groupdocs:command example output
$ heroku logs -t | grep 'groupdocs pattern'
For more information on the features available within the GroupDocs dashboard please see the docs at groupdocs.com/docs.
The GroupDocs dashboard allows you to .
The dashboard can be accessed via the CLI:
$ heroku addons:open groupdocs Opening groupdocs for sharp-mountain-4005…
or by visiting the Heroku apps web interface and selecting the application in question. Select GroupDocs from the Add-ons menu.
Migrating between plans
Application owners should carefully manage the migration timing to ensure proper application function during the migration process.
heroku addons:upgrade command to migrate to a new plan.
$ heroku addons:upgrade groupdocs:newplan -----> Upgrading groupdocs:newplan to sharp-mountain-4005... done, v18 ($49/mo) Your plan has been updated to: groupdocs:newplan
Removing the add-on
GroupDocs can be removed via the CLI.
This will destroy all associated data and cannot be undone!
$ heroku addons:destroy groupdocs -----> Removing groupdocs from sharp-mountain-4005... done, v20 (free)
All GroupDocs support and runtime issues should be submitted via on of the Heroku Support channels. Any non-support related issues or product feedback is welcome at email@example.com.