Quillix Content Manager 5.0 Released


Quillix™ Content Manager


January 2020

This version of Quillix Content Manager (QCM) is the first release of 2 all-new modules. The QCM Control Center is a new 64-bit .Net application that replaces the Quillix Content Control Center and the Quillix Content Administrator. The QCM Web Server is a .Net Core 3.1 web application that provides a full web client for QCM to replace the Quillix Content Manager.

Most of the behavior and features of these modules will be familiar to any user of the 4.2 products. Both modules talk directly to the QCM database and do not use the QCM Server. They also are 100% compatible with the 4.2 product line meaning that you can use the 4.2 and 5.0 modules at the same time.


This document contains information on the following topics:

  • Documentation
  • QCM Control Center
  • QCM Web Server
  • QCM Web Client
  • System Requirements
  • Contacting Prevalent Support
  1. Documentation

Full documentation is available at docs.quillix.com.

1.1 QCM Control Center

The Control Center provides a replacement for the 4.2 modules Quillix Content Control Center and Quillix Content Administrator. You can create, modify and delete Volumes, Subvolumes, Repositories, Users, Groups and Queries. There are three new features in this module.

  • Queries have a new flag ‘Always Use All Search Expression Clauses’. In past versions of QCM, if a search condition was left blank by the user, that clause was removed from the query that was executed against the database. This flag will retain that behavior if it is unchecked or retain all clauses when it is checked. This flag is used by the new QCM Web Client, but not by the 4.2 applications.
  • The Checkouts tab allows you to filter the list of checkouts by user, group or repository. You can view all the information for each checkout and cancel checkouts if desired.
  • The Sessions tab allows you to monitor and revoke the ‘RememberMe’ tokens that have been issued to users. The Web Client issues ‘RememberMe’ tokens that are stored in cookies on the client device. The online documentation has more information about this feature and how to configure it.

1.2 QCM Web Server

  • The Web Server is a .Net Core 3.1 web application and can be hosted by any web server (IIS, Apache, Nginx, etc.) on Windows, Linux or OSX.
  • The Web Server can render most filetypes for viewing on the Web Client without needing separate software on the client. Filetypes that can be viewed include doc and docx, xls and xlsx, ppt and pptx, text, rtf, html, msg, pdf and many others. This feature is not available when the Web Server is hosted on Linux or OSX.
  • The Web Server directly accesses all SubVolumes that are configured for the system. If any of the SubVolumes are accessed by a UNC path, the OS account used to run the Quillix Content Web Server must have network permission to access the UNC.
  • Https protocol is required by the Web Server. Please refer to the documentation for your web server (IIS, Apache, Nginx, etc.) for details on how to configure this feature.

1.3 QCM Web Client

  • The Web Client has the ability to view office documents, text, rtf, html, msg and pdf files in the client when the Web Server is hosted on Windows.
  • The Web Client allows playback of audio and video files.
  • IMPORTANT The Web Client cannot directly email documents. It does allow download of documents (with appropriate permissions) and the downloaded file can be attached to an email.
  • IMPORTANT This release of the Web Client has NO support for annotations. They cannot be viewed, modified or added. Annotations will be added in a future release.
  • IMPORTANT The ‘lock’ feature was a way to lock a document and prevent changes to the files attached to the document. This feature has been removed. Please contact us if you would like this feature brought back.
  • IMPORTANT The 4.2 client permitted copying and pasting files of one document to another. This feature has been removed. Please contact us if you would like this feature brought back.