Plugin directory

ftrack Connect supports extensions through the use of a plugin directory. The directory will be automatically searched for hooks where users can add their own custom event processing, actions and locations.

The path for the default plugin directory differs between platforms:

OS X:~/Library/Application Support/ftrack-connect-plugins
Windows:C:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Application Data\Local Settings\ftrack\ftrack-connect-plugins

An easy way of finding your default plugin directory is to open the ftrack connect menu and click Open plugin directory:


This will create the directory if not already existing and open it in the file browser. Downloaded Connect plugins can be unzipped and placed in this directory.

See also

For development of plugins please refer to this article.

Environment variable

Advanced users may want to control where Connect looks for plugins. It may be because you want to centralise hooks on a network share for everyone in the Company or just want to have them somewhere else than default.

By setting the FTRACK_CONNECT_PLUGIN_PATH you can add additional places where plugin hooks are discovered. E.g:

export FTRACK_CONNECT_PLUGIN_PATH=/Users/mattiaslagergren/Desktop/my-plugins