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IHRIS Plan Installation - 1.0.4

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Supporting Software

Please install the supporting software before proceeding.


iHRIS Plan is based on version 3.1 of the iHRIS Suite.

You can download the most recent 3.1 version of the iHRIS Suite and iHRIS Plan at:

You should downloaded the software to /var/lib/iHRIS/lib/3.1/. You can do this by the following commands:

sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/iHRIS/lib/3.1
cd /var/lib/iHRIS/lib/3.1
sudo wget
sudo tar -xjf ihris-plan-full-1_0_4.tar.bz2

Database Setup

To create the needed database you can do:

mysql -u root -p

Enter the password you set above (XXXXX) for MySQL. You will now be able to send commands to MySQL and the prompt should always begin with 'mysql> '. Type these commands:

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON ihris_plan.* TO ihris_plan@localhost identified by 'PASS';

Substitute PASS with something appropriate. We'll refer to this password as YYYYY.

Creating a Site Configuration File

We are going to start by modifying the BLANK site for iHRIS Plan. To copy the BLANK site:

sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/iHRIS/sites
sudo cp -R /var/lib/iHRIS/lib/3.1/ihris-plan/sites/blank /var/lib/iHRIS/sites/plan

Update the Path to Modules

You need to tell the site where to find all the core modules. You can do this by editing the site configuration file:

sudo gedit /var/lib/iHRIS/sites/plan/iHRIS-Plan-BLANK.xml

changing: changing:

    <path name='modules'>


    <path name='modules'>

Set Email Address (Optional)

You may optionally choose to change the email address feedback is sent to by editting the site configuration file:

sudo gedit /var/lib/iHRIS/sites/plan/iHRIS-Plan-BLANK.xml


<configuration name='email' path='to' values='single'>
  <displayName>Email Address</displayName>


<configuration name='email' path='to' values='single'>
  <displayName>Email Address</displayName>

Making the Site Available

We will now edit the configuration to let the site know about the database user and options:

sudo gedit /var/lib/iHRIS/sites/plan/pages/config.values.php

We now need to uncomment and set the value of a few variables. Commented lines will begin with two slashes (//) that you'll need to remove.

They are:

Variable Name Value
$i2ce_site_i2ce_path /var/lib/iHRIS/lib/3.1/I2CE
$i2ce_site_database ihris_plan
$i2ce_site_database_user ihris_plan
$i2ce_site_database_password YYYYY (the password you set above)
$i2ce_site_module_config /var/lib/iHRIS/sites/plan/iHRIS-Plan-BLANK.xml

Save and quit.

Finally, we make iHRIS Plan site we just created available via the webserver:

sudo ln -s /var/lib/iHRIS/sites/plan/pages /var/www/plan

If you are running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS you need to run this command instead

sudo ln -s /var/lib/iHRIS/sites/plan/pages /var/www/html/plan

Pretty URLs

This is an optional step to make URLs cleaner by removing the index.php.

sudo cp /var/www/plan/htaccess.TEMPLATE /var/www/plan/.htaccess
sudo gedit /var/www/plan/.htaccess

For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

sudo cp /var/www/html/plan/htaccess.TEMPLATE /var/www/html/plan/.htaccess
sudo gedit /var/www/html/plan/.htaccess

We need to look for the line RewriteBase and change it to the web directory we want to use we are using, /plan.

Change the line that looks like:

    RewriteBase /iHRIS/plan-BLANK


    RewriteBase /plan

You may now save and quit.

Finishing Up

Now we are ready to begin the site installation. Simply browse to:


and wait for the site to initalize itself. Congratulations! You may log in as the i2ce_admin with the password you used to connect to the database (YYYYY that you set above).