Installing the SourceGuardian PHP Extension on Debian 8 "Jessie" (64-bit/amd64/x86_64)

Editions: Light, Community, Professional, Ultimate [Standard], Corporate
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Installations of VIMP Light, VIMP Community, VIMP Professional, VIMP Ultimate [Standard] and VIMP Corporate require the PHP extension SourceGuardian.

This article explains the installation of the extension for Debian 8 "Jessie" 64-bit, further information on the usage can be found here.

If you have a 32-bit system (e.g. i686), just change the wget command, that downloads the loader. You find an overview of all loaders on the SourceGuardian-website.

First create a temporary folder "loader" at /usr/src/:

mkdir /usr/src/loader
cd /usr/src/loader

Download the sourceguardian package (64-bit here) directly into the new folder:


Now extract the file:

tar xzf loaders.linux-x86_64.tar.gz

Copy the file that meets your PHP version like this:

cp ixed.5.6.lin /usr/lib/php5/20131226/

"ts" in the filenames means "Thread Safety". If "Thread Safety" is enabled (usually it isn't), copy the file ixed.5.6ts.lin instead.

Now create the sourceguardian configuration file.

cd /etc/php5/mods-available/
touch sourceguardian
joe sourceguardian.ini

Enter the following lines into the file:


and save it.

Activate the PHP extension with the command:

php5enmod sourceguardian

The command has no output for errors or success.

Restart Apache:

service apache2 restart
# or
apache2ctl restart
# or
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now the extension is installed for Apache2 and CLI and VIMP will be decrypted.

Last update on 2018/04/04 by Admin.

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