Customers upgrading from Backlight 1 should follow the steps outlined here: Upgrading From Backlight to Backlight 2.
Backlight 2 is a standalone web application, with an optional Lightroom component.
The installation process for Backlight 2 has been streamlined compared to prior versions. Your download of Backlight 2 contains a single item, the Backlight 2 installer.
Installing Backlight is a simple process, requiring an FTP client.
During the Quick Setup, you will be asked to provide an API Key for Publisher. The API Key is used by the optional Publish Services plugin for Lightroom CC Classic, detailed below, and allows that plugin to connect to Backlight's admin.
We do not provide the API Key; you create it here. The API Key is an arbitrary password or randomized string of any length. To use the optional Lightroom plugin, you will need to enter the same API Key here and during the plugin setup, described below.
You may change the API Key at any time.
Congratulations! Backlight 2 is up and running.
Let's continue with Getting Started in Backlight 2.