Install Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol Support

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

Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol Support allows you to edit documents in Alfresco using Microsoft Office. To install it, download the package from the Alfresco official site. The instructions below use Alfresco v4.2.f, but similar steps can be followed for other versions.

  • Run the commands below:

      $ cd /tmp
      $ wget
      $ cd /opt/bitnami
      $ sudo ./ctlscript stop tomcat
      $ sudo cp /tmp/alfresco-community-spp-4.2.f.amp apps/alfresco/amps/
      $ sudo cp /tmp/alfresco-community-spp-4.2.f.amp apps/alfresco/amps_share/
      $ sudo ./apps/alfresco/
      $ sudo chown -R tomcat:tomcat apache-tomcat/webapps
      $ sudo ./ start tomcat

    With these commands, the Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol support will be installed in the Bitnami Alfresco Stack. The default port configured is 7070. To change this port, edit the configuration files at /opt/bitnami/apache-tomcat/webapps/share/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/module/org.alfresco.module.vti/context/ and /opt/bitnami/apache-tomcat/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/module/org.alfresco.module.vti/context/

  • Open port 7070 in the server firewall.

After this, you will be able to access the Alfresco SharePoint module by browsing to http://DOMAIN:7070/.

SharePoint module

Open Alfresco files directly using Microsoft Word. Click “Open” and insert the URL in the “File Name” field.

Word files in Alfresco

Last modification April 8, 2020