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Install Apryse WebViewer in Appian

Welcome to the Apryse installation guide for the WebViewer Component in Appian. This guide will help you install a free trial of WebViewer into Appian. It will show you how to install the WebViewer Component Plugin and Connected System Plugin in Appian. When your evaluation is done, you can purchase a license key to remove the watermark from all documents and deploy to a production environment.

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Get Started

You can view our most recent webinar on YouTube or follow installation steps shown below.


  • Appian Community Edition or other Appian environment
  • Access to Admin Center to install Plugins from Appian AppMarket

For step-by-step help on setting up an Appian Community Cloud instance to test the solution, you can follow the steps outlined here.

Installation Steps

Deploy Components to your Appian Environment

  1. Log in to your Appian environment where you want to evaluate WebViewer.
  2. Navigate to Admin Console from the waffle menu in the top right.
  3. Click Plug-ins in the left-hand navigation under SYSTEM. The Plug-ins page will show a list of installed plug-ins.
  4. Click ADD PLUG-INS under the search text box.
  5. Search for Apryse. You should see (2) search results, one for Component Plugin and the other for Connected Systems Plugin. You will need to install ** both ** plugins for the solution to work. To install a plugin, click on its name.
  6. Click on DEPLOY in the bottom right (this may take a couple of minutes).

Connected System Plugin (CSP) Setup

  1. Navigate to Appian Designer from the waffle menu in the top right.
  2. Select your Appian App or create a new one.
  3. Click on BUILD mode in the Appian Designer from the left panel. This is the second option from the top.
  4. Click Connected System from the NEW drop-down button to create a new connected system.
  5. Search in the text box or scroll to find the Apryse Connected System and select it.
  6. Enter your desired Appian username as a text string (ex. in the Upload Document as a User required field. This is the user that will be used to interact with documents. Please ensure they have the correct permissions to do so.
  7. Optionally specify a chunk size as a number (defaults to 32768016 bytes) in the File Download Chunk Size required field. This will allow for loading files larger than your Appian allotted memory heap size, by chunking files into multiple parts and combining chunks when saving or loading files.
  8. Click on CREATE to create the connected system.
  9. Click Constant from the NEW drop-down button to add a constant for the Connected System Plugin (CSP). Name your constant, select Connected System from the Type drop-down, and pass your Connected System Plugin (CSP) to the Value textbox.
  10. Click on CREATE to add the constant pointing to the connected system.

Component Plugin (CP) Setup

  1. Navigate to Appian Designer from the waffle menu in the top right.
  2. Select your Appian App where you have added your Connected System Plugin (CSP) and constant.
  3. Click on BUILD mode in the Appian Designer from the left panel. This is the second option from the top.
  4. From the NEW drop-down button, select Interface or open an existing page where you want to add WebViewer.
  5. While in DESIGN MODE for a page, search in the component palette text box on the left, or scroll through to find the Apryse Component Plugin.
  6. Drag and drop the Component Plugin (CP) on to the page at your desired location.
  7. Scroll down While in the COMPONENT CONFIGURATION panel on the right hand side while the WebViewer component is selected.
  8. Provide your connected system Constant created in Step 10 of Connected System Plugin (CSP) to the Document Access Connected System parameter (you will be able to type to search for your constant name, then select it).

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