Post-Setup Steps

Theoretically you can use LinkAce after finishing the setup. I recommend checking the following short steps to make sure you unlock the full potential of LinkAce, including automated backups to the Internet Archive and regular link checks.

1. Update the .env file with advanced settings

The .env file in your LinkAce directory contains some advanced settings which can be enabled if you want to use them.

  • Email configuration
    To be able to send emails from LinkAce, e.g. for password resets, link check notifications or backup notifications, you have to configure LinkAce with working credentials. Go to the Mail configuration section in the .env file and fill all needed variables.
  • Application backups to Amazon AWS
    To enable backups to Amazon AWS including all files and the database, go to the Backup configuration section and fill all needed variables. By default, AWS is set as the backup location, but you can also choose the backups to be stored locally.

2. Setup the cron

The cron is necessary to enable automated backups via the Waybackmachine, enabling regular link checks and application backups. You will be presented a cron token, and a pre-built cron URL on the system settings page, available from the username dropdown. More information about how to configure a cron can be found in the System Settings.

3. Configure basic app settings

On the same page as your Bookmarklet you can find basic app settings like the timezone, date and time format, and some privacy defaults. I recommend setting the correct timezone and the date and time formats too. You may also set which share buttons should be available when viewing your links.

4. Install the Bookmarklet

Visit the user settings, available from the dropdown menu beneath your username. To install the bookmarklet, simply drag the Bookmarklet button into your bookmarks bar.