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SAMSON Connect

SAMSON Connect is the website used to distribute SAMSON and SAMSON Extensions (modules for SAMSON). Registered users may download SAMSON, add and remove SAMSON Extensions to their SAMSON installation.

Developers may download the SAMSON SDK and create new SAMSON Extensions, and upload their SAMSON Extensions to SAMSON Connect to distribute them to other users and developers.

SAMSON Connect is organized into several main sections described below.

Platform#

The Platform section gives an overview of the SAMSON Platform. It's the main landing page. You can also create an account on that page.

Pricing#

The Pricing section gives an overview and comparison of Plans for SAMSON. You can also find FAQ about plans at the bottom of the Pricing page.

The functionality available in SAMSON might differ depending on the Plan you have. Please note, that SAMSON will always have a Free (Starter) plan while some functionality and the number of free SAMSON Extensions might be limited in it.

Marketplace#

Access the SAMSON Extensions marketplace to add new SAMSON Extensions. Here you can see all the available SAMSON Extensions, i.e. modules for SAMSON. The image below shows some SAMSON Extensions that can be found there:

Some SAMSON Extensions

When you click on a SAMSON Extension, it takes you to its web-page which provides its description, an information about its authors, the supported operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux, and Mac), versions of the SAMSON Extension, and the latest versions of SAMSON for which it's available.

The detailed view of a SAMSON Extension

SAMSON Extensions can be:

  • included depending on you current Plan,
  • freely available (can be added from SAMSON Connect),
  • available through a subscription mechanism.

For a freely available SAMSON Extension, signed in users may click the Add button to add it to their SAMSON installation.

Add free extension

The added SAMSON Extension is then marked as "Added":

The added SAMSON Extension

Once SAMSON is restarted, it downloads the SAMSON Extension and installs it automatically.

For a SAMSON Extension available through a subscription mechanism, signed in users may either try them or subscribe to them.

To try an extension, click on the Request trial button. It does not require any credit card information.

Request trial

An extension in a trial period is marked as "Trying":

A SAMSON Extension is in a trial period

To subscribe to an extension, click on the Subscribe button for the monthly or yearly plan. If you have an academic status, then you will be able to subscribe to the academic plan.

A SAMSON Extension with an academic subscription

An extension to which you subscribed is marked as Subscribed:

A SAMSON Extension with a subscription

To remove a free SAMSON Extension, sign in to your account on SAMSON Connect, then go to Marketplace or to Account > Settings and click on View my extensions, go to the SAMSON Extension you want to remove from your SAMSON installation and open its page, and hover above the Added button - will change to Remove, and then click the Remove button.

Remove a free SAMSON Extension

To manage your subscriptions, go to Account > Settings and click on View my subscriptions.

View Subscriptions

This will lead you to the My Subscriptions page where you can manage your subscriptions. Once SAMSON is restarted, the SAMSON Extension will be removed from your SAMSON installation.

My Subscriptions

The removed SAMSON Extension will still be shown in the section Account > Settings > View my extensions on SAMSON Connect so that you can easily add it later if you wish so.

Resources#

Get computing credits, access various documentation, Forum and Blog, and Shared documents.

Computing credits#

Buy or get computing credits to perform computations in the Cloud.

Documentation#

The Documentation section links to the Documentation center which provides this User Guide, tutorials for various extensions, Python Scripting Guide, and the Developer Guide.

The SAMSON Connect Documentation center

Forum#

On the SAMSON Connect Forum you can ask your questions about SAMSON, SAMSON Connect, SAMSON Extensions, as well as leave your feedback and suggestions.

The SAMSON Connect Forum

Blog#

The SAMSON Connect Blog contains some blog posts, tips, etc.:

The SAMSON Connect Blog

Shared documents#

The Shared documents section shows shared Documents which you can download directly into your SAMSON. You can also share a document right from SAMSON. Shared documents provide a way to share and communicate your work.

Note

You can specify who can access a shared document when you share it from SAMSON or in the shared document's settings on SAMSON Connect in Account > Documents.

Some shared documents

Sign in#

Sign in to SAMSON Connect or create a free account if you do not have one.

The Sign in page

Once signed in you can click on your user's icon to access your personal account, your SAMSON Extensions, your subscriptions, your shared documents, and, in the case if you are a developer, your developed extensions, and a page to download the SAMSON SDK. From your account you can edit your personal information, get your SAMSON Keys, manage your SAMSON Plan, subscriptions to SAMSON Extensions, buy computing credits.

Download#

Download SAMSON or SAMSON SDK, the latter is necessary if you would like to develop your own SAMSON Extension. You can also find here your personal SAMSON and SAMSON SDK private keys, please do not share them with anyone.

SAMSON is downloaded from SAMSON Connect