Install Alfresco Office Services (AOS) support

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "/opt/bitnami/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

NOTE: Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol Support has been replaced with Alfresco Office Services (AOS) in Alfresco v201602 and higher. Find instructions for activating Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol Support in older versions here.

Alfresco Office Services allow you to edit documents in Alfresco using Microsoft Office. To activate this support, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your server console.

  • Download and extract the Alfresco Office Services AMP file to the amps/ directory of the Bitnami Alfresco Stack. Note that the AMP file is packaged within a .zip file, so it needs to be extracted before proceeding to the next step.

  • Navigate to the Alfresco application directory. Depending on your installation type, execute the following commands:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ cd /opt/bitnami/alfresco/
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ cd /opt/bitnami/apps/alfresco/
  • Execute the command to install the AMP file:

      $ sudo ./

    This will install all available AMP files to the correct location. A status message will appear to indicate progress.

  • Check that the AOS AMP file has been installed by running the following command:

     $ java -jar alfresco-mmt.jar list /opt/bitnami/apache-tomcat/webapps/alfresco.war

    The output should indicate that the AOS AMP file has been installed.

    Alfresco AOS installation

  • Restart Alfresco:

      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ restart

For more information, refer to the instructions in the Alfresco documentation.

Last modification December 21, 2022