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The ACE Plug-in Manager uses an external package source in order to retrieve the latest available ACE plug-ins, allowing users to install plug-ins to evaluate new products, or get the latest updates available for a plug-in which is already installed.
Ideally, the user never needs to interact with this, but unfortunately there is always the possibility of downtime, and since we are using a 3rd party hosting provider, we have limited control over the timing and length of outages when they occur.
In order to ensure availability of new plug-ins and updates for users in the event of an outage, we have mirrored our package feed to other externally-hosted sources, which are available below. The following steps describe how users can add these sources in ACE to access plug-in feeds in case of an outage on the main feed.
In ACE, open the Settings menu and navigate to the Plug-ins tab.
Under the Custom Plug-in Sources dropdown, click the + button to add a new Custom Plug-in Source. Add an appropriate name and the link to the selected plug-in source above in the relevant textboxes.
Ensure that the Enabled checkbox on the source is checked and click Ok to save changes.
Navigate to the Plug-in Manager and you should now see the new package source available under the Available Packages and Available Updates tabs.
Select the new source to browse and install plug-in packages and updates from the new source.