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9.3. Maintenance Mode
Maintenance mode allows Administrators to suspends the creation and updating of requests while upgrades or other maintenance is being completed.
Maintenance mode suspends:
- Email integration. All emails will remain on the mail server until maintenance mode is disabled, at which time all emails sent during the maintenance period will be pulled.
- Portal submission. Customers will not have access to the portal during maintenance mode periods. Subsequent sections discuss on this page discuss how this looks to the customer.
- API integration. Those creating/updating requests via an automated process (API) will find during a maintenance period that an error to the application calling the API.
To put the installation in maintenance mode, Administrators must click the Enable Maintenance Mode button. Immediately the maintenance page will be presented to all attempting to access HelpSpot or the portal. Only Administrators have the ability to disable using the disable button on the maintenance page presented to Users (as shown below).
Maintenance Mode for Users
Below shows the maintenance page as presented to Users attempting to access HelpSpot. During maintenance mode, Users will not be able to log into HelpSpot.
Customizing Maintenance Mode for Portal
HelpSpot will display the default message, as shown below, to customers attempting to access the portal while the site is in maintenance mode.
However, Administrators can customize this message by editing the appropriate portal template (maintenance.tpl.php).
For details on how to customize portal templates, see the Portal Template chapter referenced below.