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Shika 1.1.13 is here with the new Box API


We are happy to bring you Shika 1.1.13 which brings an updated Box API integration which is used for rendering document type lessons.

The older version of our plugin was using legacy Box view APIs which will be having their EOL late this year. Hence the older version is being deprecated. You can find out more about the EOL announcement from box here : Make sure you update and migrate your documents to the new BOX API ASAP. Not migrating can break your lessons using BOX in the future. 

This new release is a HUGE step as it opens the doors to several new document types to be supported in the near future as the new API allows for high-fidelity, interactive viewers for documents, images, videos, 360 images and videos, 3D files and dozens of other file types. We will be working on bringing these new enhancements to you as we extend our tracking capabilities to the new file types.

Read on for details and instructions on setting up and migrating to the new plugin.

However first things first ! Our current users can use the self service Box API sign up now (we were doing this on your behalf till now since Box had closed the signup process for the new APIs for the general public). You should follow the instructions here to setup the new BOX API plugin. New sites should by default use the new plugin.

For old sites, you need to run a migration to move your old files to the new Box View API. We recommend you to do this well in time to ensure you do not face any downtime.

In order to migrate your old documents, you need to follow the instructions given in our documentation here.

Also, we strongly suggest you to take a full site backup before updating Shika to the latest version as a best practice. Please read the upgrade instructions and detailed changelog before upgrading.


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