Basic principles

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Created: 27-06-2024 - Last updated: 27-06-2024

Technical guidelines


SONAR is optimized for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Other modern browsers such as Edge, Opera or Safari are also compatible but with no guarantee of full functionality. Minor problems may occur with these browsers, and so they are not recommended for professional use.

SONAR supports multi-tab or multi-window browsers. This makes it possible to open different pages of the software simultaneously, for example, to compare document records or search for information while keeping an editor open.

Each web browser has its own documentation, which is authoritative for managing tabs, favorites, extensions and keyboard shortcuts:


One app, two interfaces

SONAR contains two distinct interfaces under the same domain name:

  • The public interface
    • The global view gathers contents from all organisations and more (e.g.
    • The organisation view contain only the data belonging to a specific organisation (e.g.
  • The administration interface is only available to users with specific rights (submitters, moderators and administrators). It also allows them to browse the repository, but also to submit, edit or delete resources.

To switch from one interface to the other:

  1. Open the user menu (top right of the screen)
  2. Click Administration or Public interface

The administration interface contains a navigation bar giving access to all the features that are available to the logged user, according to their role.

Mobile use

The administration interface can be used on mobile browsers, but it may present some display problems, as it is not optimized for this type of use. The public interface, on the other hand, can be fully used from mobile devices.

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