Setting up a remote file service connection

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


To access this command...

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

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

  • Select File - Open Remote Files

  • Select File - Save to Remote Server

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


Connecting to a WebDAV server

In the File Services dialogue box, 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 dialogue box will dim until the connection is established with the server. A dialogue box asking for the user name and the password may pop up to let you log in the server. Proceed entering the correct user name and password.

Connecting to FTP and SSH servers

In the File Services dialogue box, set:

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

Connecting to a Windows share

In the File Services dialogue box, set:

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

Connecting to Google Drive

In the File Services dialogue box, set:

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

Connecting to a CMIS server

In the File Services dialogue box, set: