Server Side Session Recording


Requirements: ISL Conference Proxy version 4.2.0 or newer and ISL Light Module version 4.0.2 and higher

 Follow the steps below to set up server side session recording functionality:

Step 1

Create or select a folder on the server file system that will hold the recordings. Make sure the ISL Conference Proxy user (islcp) has write and read permissions for it, otherwise add it and assign it the following permissions.

In this example the following folder will be used:


Note: when setting up server side session recording on Linux installation, create directory to store recordings and store the path for it, you will need it in Step 4. To check the whole path of created storage directory, navigate to it and use command "pwd". Add the "islcp" user to the group that owns the directory and make sure the group has read and write permissions (sudo chmod -R g+rw /path/to/recordings), or change the ownership of newly created directory to the "islcp" user (sudo chown -R islcp /path/to/recordings).

Step 2

Log into ISL Conference Proxy administration pages (<server-address>/conf) and open the Storage areas (Storage > Areas) tab in the menu on the left.

Step 3

Click on "Create new storage area" to specify to ISL Conference Proxy where to store the recordings.

Step 4

Name the storage are and specify the path to the folder selected in Step 1 then click "Save" to create the storage area.

Step 4

New storage will be displayed in the list of Storage areas.

Step 5

Open the ISL Light configuration tab (Configuration > ISL Light).

Step 6

Edit the Recording session template field to specify how the recordings should be named. The following variables can be specified in the name of the recording:

  • {{module}} - name of module that is recording - always ISL Light
  • {{user}} - the user who created the session, in form of : __domain_user
  • {{dbid}} - database id for the session
  • {{session_code}} - session code used for the session
  • {{server_id}} - id of the server where session was running
  • {{timestamp}} - start of recording (UTC timestamp)

Step 7

You can access the session recordings by pressing the "Browse" button for the recording storage. Or you can access the recordings via the file system at the path specified.

Step 8

Created recordings are listed inside the storage.

Note: In addition the server side session recording will be listed when viewing the ISL Light session information in Sessions tab of ISL Conference Proxy.

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