Setting up a remote file service connection

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To access remote servers, you must use LibreOffice’s own Open and Save dialogs. If you currently use your operating system dialogs for saving and opening files, go to Tools - Options - LibreOffice - General and check the option Use LibreOffice dialogs.


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To enable a remote server connection, use one of these methods:

  • Click on the Remote Files button in the Start Center.

  • Select File - Open Remote Files

  • Select File - Save to Remote Server

Then click on the Add Service button in the dialog to open the File Services dialog.


Connecting to a WebDAV server

In the File Services dialog, set:

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Note: the root of the file service is provided by the file service administrator and may consists of scripts files, parameters and paths.


Once the connection is defined, click OK to connect. The dialog will dim until the connection is established with the server. A dialog asking for the user name and the password may pop up to let you log in the server. Proceed entering the right user name and password.

Connecting to FTP and SSH servers

In the File Services dialog, set:

Once the connection is defined, click OK to connect. The dialog will dim until the connection is established with the server.

Connecting to a Windows share

In the File Services dialog, set:

Once the connection is defined, click OK to connect. The dialog will dim until the connection is established with the server.

Connecting to Google Drive

In the File Services dialog, set:

Once the connection is defined, click OK to connect. The dialog will dim until the connection is established with the server.

Connecting to a CMIS server

In the File Services dialog, set: