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CKAN extension for


To install ckanext-salford:

  1. Activate your CKAN virtual environment, for example:

    . /usr/lib/ckan/default/bin/activate
  2. Install the ckanext-salford Python package into your virtual environment:

    pip install ckanext-salford
  3. Install the ckanext-esdstandards Python package into your virtual environment:

    pip install ckanext-esdstandards
  4. Add salford and esd to the ckan.plugins setting in your CKAN config file (by default the config file is located at /etc/ckan/default/production.ini).

  5. Add the licenses_group_url setting to your CKAN config file. For development use:

    licenses_group_url =

    For production use:

    licenses_group_url =
  6. Install the Bower components:

    cd /ckanext/salford/fanstatic
    bower install
  7. Restart CKAN. For example if you’ve deployed CKAN with Apache on Ubuntu:

    sudo service apache2 reload


Add the following configuration options to the ini file:

ckan.i18n_directory = /usr/lib/ckan/default/src/ckanext-salford/src/ckanext-salford/
ckan.locale_default = en_GB
ckan.locales_filtered_out = en

Importing Datasets from

The script can import datasets from the Salford City Council publisher on into a development or production CKAN instance. Usage:

pip install ckanapi
./ -u '' -a <your_api_key>
./ -u '' -a <your_api_key>

Note that only non-UKLP datasets are imported for now, ie INSPIRE datasets on are not imported.

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