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Caution: This article is intended for advanced users only. This is not intended for most Media Shuttle users. Proceed at your own risk.

You can download the latest beta version of the Signiant App rather than joining the beta program. The beta program will update to later beta versions automatically.


Some Media Shuttle and Transfer API customers want pre-release access to beta versions of the Signiant App before they are released to the public. 

Use the following instructions to join the beta program for the Signiant App. When you join the Signiant App beta program, you will be prompted to download the latest beta version of the Signiant App, and you'll be updated to the latest beta versions as they're released. If you want to test the latest beta version instead, download the latest beta version here.

Windows:
  1. Quit the Signiant App and close the portal page in your web browser.
  2. In Windows Explorer, type %APPDATA%.
  3. Find the Signiant/SigniantClient.json file.
  4. Edit the file and replace updates.signiant.com with beta.signiant.com.
  5. Delete the entire update-checked line.
  6. Save the file and restart the Signiant App.
  7. To trigger the update check, complete a file transfer, using the portal web page or automatically using the Signiant App.
    A notification dialog is displayed when the update is downloaded and is ready to be installed.
Mac:
  1. Quit the Signiant App and close the portal page in your web browser.
  2. Find the ~/Library/Preferences/com.signiant.SigniantClient.json file.
  3. Edit the file and replace updates.signiant.com with beta.signiant.com. Use a terminal window and edit the file using VI as the OSx text editor will not save a valid file resulting in the edit being reversed.
  4. Delete the entire update-checked line.
  5. Save the file and restart the Signiant App.
  6. To trigger the update check, complete a file transfer, using the portal web page or automatically using the Signiant App.
    A notification dialog is displayed when the update is downloaded and is ready to be installed.
The Signiant App automatically checks for updates from the beta program every 12 hours.

To force an immediate update, edit the above file and delete the update-checked line. The Signiant App then checks for an update after the next file transfer.

Note: to leave the beta program, edit the above file and replace beta.signiant.com with updates.signiant.com.

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