Activate Connect Support You can activate the Connect Support plugin (com.glide.connect.support) if you have the admin role. This plugin includes demo data. Before you beginRole required: AdminIf you are currently using the legacy chat feature to provide help desk support, close any open help desk chats before activating Connect Support. Legacy chat and Connect Support should not be used concurrently. When you activate Connect Support, the system automatically sets the state of all Chat Queue Entry [chat_queue_entry] records to Closed Complete. This ends any open help desk chats. For more information, see Migrate from legacy chat to Connect Support. Procedure Navigate to System Definition > Plugins. Find and click the plugin name. On the System Plugin form, review the plugin details and then click the Activate/Upgrade related link. If the plugin depends on other plugins, these plugins are listed along with their activation status. If the plugin has optional features that depend on other plugins, those plugins are listed under Some files will not be loaded because these plugins are inactive. The optional features are not installed until the listed plugins are installed (before or after the installation of the current plugin). (Optional) If available, select the Load demo data check box. Some plugins include demo data—Sample records that are designed to illustrate plugin features for common use cases. Loading demo data is a good practice when you first activate the plugin on a development or test instance. You can also load demo data after the plugin is activated by clicking the Load Demo Data Only related link on the System Plugin form. Click Activate. Properties installed with Connect Support Connect Support adds the following system properties. Name Description connect.support.conversation_limit Determines how many support conversations an individual agent can have at one time. When the value is set to -1, an agent can participate in an unlimited number of conversations. Type: integer Default value: -1 Location: Collaborate > Support Administration > Properties connect.support.idle.delay Determines how many seconds a user must be inactive in a support conversation before an idle countdown timer appears. Type: integer Default value: 120 Location: Collaborate > Support Administration > Properties connect.support.idle.count_down Determines how many seconds the idle countdown timer remains open after it appears. If the idle user does not dismiss the timer before the countdown completes, the system closes the support session. Type: integer Default value: 60 Location: Collaborate > Support Administration > Properties connect.support.show_agent_avatar Determines whether an agent's avatar is shown in a support conversation (enabled). When the property is disabled, users see the agent's name only. Type: true | false Default value: true Location: Collaborate > Support Administration > Properties connect.support.user.closed.conversation_limit Determines how many closed conversations appear in a user's support conversation history. When the value is set to 0, all previous conversations appear in the history. Type: integer Default value: 0 Location: Collaborate > Support Administration > Properties glide.connect.support.enabled Disables or enables Connect Support. When the property is enabled, the Service Desk Chat button in the Employee Self-Service portal opens the conversation in Connect Support, rather than legacy chat. Additionally, the Support tab appears in the Connect sidebar. Type: true | false Default value: true Location: Collaborate > Support Administration > Properties glide.connect.support.reflect_system_messages Controls whether Connect Support reflects system messages in records created from a support chat, for example, transfer notices, automated queue messages, etc. Type: true | false Default value: false Location: System Property [sys_properties] table Additional plugins for Connect Support Additional plugins are available for Connect Support. These plugins integrate Connect Support with other features and provide capabilities to track performance metrics. You must have the admin role to activate these additional plugins. For details, see Activate a plugin . Table 1. Additional plugins for Connect Support Plugin Description Connect Support and Service Portal Integration[com.glide.connect.support.service-portal] Adds Connect Support components for use in the Service Portal. Connect Support Manager's Dashboard[com.glide.connect.managers_dashboard] Provides a homepage for Connect Support, and all required configuration records. Though the plugin name contains the term dashboard, the plugin does not provide functionality related to Performance Analytics dashboards. Homepages are similar to dashboards, but do not require Performance Analytics roles to view.Note: The Connect Support Manager's Dashboard plugin does not activate Connect Support automatically. You must activate Connect Support to collect data for the homepage. Human Resources Application: HR Connect[com.snc.hr.hr_connect] Sets up a human resources (HR) chat queue and makes it available on the HR Service Portal.The Human Resources Application: HR Connect plugin activates these related plugins if they are not already active: Human Resources Application: Core [com.snc.hr.core]: Provides basic HR features. Performance Analytics - Content Pack - Service Desk Chat[com.snc.pa.chat] Provides the Service Desk Chat Monitor dashboard, which analyzes key Connect Support metrics and indicators.The Performance Analytics - Content Pack - Service Desk Chat plugin activates these related plugins if they are not already active: Connect Support Manager's Dashboard [com.glide.connect.managers_dashboard]: See description in this table. Performance Analytics - Context Sensitive Analytics for Chat[com.snc.pa.chat.context_sensitive_analytics] Provides in-form analytics for Connect Support. These analytics are available as a related link on the Chat Queue Entry [chat_queue_entry] form, and also as the Context Sensitive Analytics - Chat dashboard.The Performance Analytics - Context Sensitive Analytics for Chat plugin activates these related plugins if they are not already active: Performance Analytics - Content Pack - Service Desk Chat [com.snc.pa.chat]: See description in this table.