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Deploying Vizlib Products in Qlik SaaS (Qlik Cloud Services)

This article contains information on how to deploy Vizlib products to work with Qlik SaaS (Qlik Cloud Services). Note on Third Party Extensions: In Qlik Sense Business/Enterprise SaaS, third party extensions cannot be exported. You can find a full description of the limitation here.  


If you haven't worked with Qlik SaaS deployments before, we've included this video on visualization extensions in Qlik Sense SaaS deployments (including Qlik Sense Business and Qlik SaaS):

Installing Vizlib products in QCS

In order to install extensions in QCS navigate to the Administration page (Figure 1). 

Figure 1: Administration

Open the Extensions section and add the Vizlib extensions .zip files: 

Note: Due to current limitations, you need to upload extensions individually.

Figure 2: Add Extensions

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Content Security Policies - Configuration

Additional rules need to be added into the Content Security Policy section in order to use the online/SaaS versions of Vizlib in QCS. These are commonly known as CSPs.

Note: For Enterprise offline versions of Vizlib products, this is not needed, since there are no external requests.

Figure 3: Content Security Policy

Navigate to Content Security Policy section and add three security policies with the following hostnames:

  • -> Vizlib's CDN use for static content (fonts, css, open-source libraries, etc.)
  • -> Vizlib's Distribution Service (transfer of extension code & licensing)
  • -> Vizlib Collaboration Service
  • -> Vizlib templates

Figure 4: Vizlib Static

Figure 5: Vizlib Bouncer 

Figure 6: Collaboration

Figure 7: Templates

Now you will be able to use Vizlib value-added products in SaaS editions of Qlik Sense. 

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Qlik SaaS API Compatibility

While Qlik SaaS can be used to deploy Vizlib products, there are some known issues related to the Qlik SaaS API. We've compiled a support reference with details on compatibility with Qlik SaaS which you can read here

If you find that a feature you want to use in Qlik SaaS is not supported, please reach out to your Qlik representative with a feature requests for the extension

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Further Information

For more information on Qlik SaaS, please visit the Qlik Sense extension documentation page here for Qlik Cloud Services here.

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