Instructions for installing the plugin «Hierarchy»

Before installation

  1. Make sure that your server meets the system requirements for plugin «Hierarchy».

Redmine Ruby Rails Database The Browser
Guaranteed 3.4 - 4.0 1.9.3, 2.0 - 2.5 4.2, 5.2 MySQL Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet explorer 9, 10
Should work > 4.0 > 2.5 x ActiveRecord compatible DB Any modern browser

  1. Make sure that you transfer files to the server in the binary mode if copying files via ftp or ssh-client.


  1. All the files used in the instructions, you can download in your personal account page.
  2. Download version of plugin that match to your Redmine version.
  3. Unzip the archive with the plugin «Hierarchy».
  4. Copy the folder with the plugin «Hierarchy» in the plugins folder of «Redmine» — «plugins».
  5. Download archives «a_common_libs», «global_roles».
  6. Open archives with plugins and select folders that match to your Redmine version.
  7. Copy contents of selected folders to the folder «Redmine» — «plugins».
  8. Copy folder «rgloader» to the root directory of «Redmine».
  9. Ensure that the user, under which you run the web-server, has access to the root installation folder of «Redmine». As possible solution for UNIX operating systems, run the following commands:
    sudo chmod 775 -R your_redmine_root_folder
    sudo chown -R your_web_server_user:your_web_server_group your_redmine_folder
  1. Run `bundle install` to install missing gems (make sure performing command in the root installation folder of «Redmine»)
    bundle install
  1. Perform plugin migrations (make sure performing command in the root installation folder of «Redmine»):
    rake redmine:plugins:migrate RAILS_ENV=production
  1. Restart your web-server.

After installation

  • Go to the «A common libs» plugin settings and make sure that all the flags are enabled, as on a screenshot.

  • Go to the administrator interface and create offices, positions and structure of your organization, or import all from AD.