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External Document Repositories
Configuring the External Document Repositories for your domain

Overview

MangoApps supports 7 external document repositories - Office 365, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Windows File Server, and Probox.
Configuring the external file repositories will allow users to attach files that are stored in these repositories along with their updates, posts, comments, private messages, wikis, pages and any place where there is a 'Attach' button in MangoApps.
Network admins can enable/disable, and configure the external document repositories for all users for the Files module.
Admin Portal > Modules > Files > External Document Repositories
  1. 1.
    Mark the checkbox for the preferred external document repositories to connect them to your MangoApps domain.
  2. 2.
    Click the Edit button to configure the external document repositories.
  3. 3.
    Click the Save Settings button to apply the settings of the external document repositories to the Files module.
Users can fetch files from the configured external repositories, and can manually publish files to the repository for which they have the owner privileges.
Enabled external document repositories on the User Portal

Configuring the External Document Repositories

Network admins can configure the external document repositories such as Office 365, Windows Server, and Probox for all users on the domain.

Microsoft Office 365 Integration

With Office 365 integration, users can create, edit and co-edit Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files directly in MangoApps. MangoApps automatically takes care of file locking and version management under the hoods making creating, editing and co-editing office documents in MangoApps seamless for your users. Project and group guest users who have permissions can create, edit and co-edit files can use this integration to work with office documents directly in MangoApps.
To configure the Microsoft Office 365 repository, mark the Enable Office 365 Integration checkbox and then click the Edit link for Office 365 Integration:
Configuring Office 365 repository
  1. 1.
    Enter a name for the Office 365 repository in the Account Name text box. MangoApps uses this name to distinguish your account from the other repositories.
  2. 2.
    Enter the host URL of your Office 365 account in the Server URL text box.
  3. 3.
    Select the authentication policy when connecting to the repository in Auth Policy.
  4. 4.
    Enter the username of your Office 365 account in the User Name text box. You MUST enter the full email address in the username text box.
  5. 5.
    Enter the username's password in the Password text box.
  6. 6.
    Click the Test Connection button to check the entered details and connect to the Office 365 repository.The system displays a success message 'Connection to storage location successfully established.' on validating and successfully connecting to the Office 365 account.
  7. 7.
    Click the Save Settings button to activate the Office 365 account as an external document repository for your MangoApps domain.
MangoApps supports Microsoft Office 365 business accounts or higher for successful integration. For more information on Office 365 subscriptions, click here.

Windows File Server Integration

To configure the Windows Server repository, mark the Enable Windows Server Integration checkbox and then click the Edit link for Windows Server Integration:
Configuring Windows Server repository
  1. 1.
    Enter a name for the Windows File Server repository in the Account Name text box. MangoApps uses this name to distinguish your account from the other repositories.
  2. 2.
    Enter the username/login ID of your Windows File Server account in the User Name text box.
  3. 3.
    Enter the username's password in the Password text box.
  4. 4.
    Enter the server URL of your Windows File Server account in the Server URLs text box. Click the + Add link to add multiple server URLs for the repository.
  5. 5.
    Click the Test Connection button to check the entered details and connect to the Windows Server repository.The system displays a success message 'Connection to storage location successfully established.' on validating and successfully connecting to the Windows Server account.
  6. 6.
    Click the Save Settings button to activate the Windows Server account as an external document repository for your MangoApps domain.

Probox Integration

To configure the Probox repository, mark the Enable Probox Integration checkbox and then click the Edit link for Probox Integration:
Configuring Probox repository
  1. 1.
    Enter a name for the Probox repository in the Account Name text box. MangoApps uses this name to distinguish your account from the other repositories.
  2. 2.
    Enter the host URL of your Probox account in the Server URL text box.
  3. 3.
    Enter the unique service name provided by Probox in the Service Name text box.
  4. 4.
    Enter the realm provided by Probox in the Realm text box. Enter 'OSDP' if Probox has not provided a realm for your account.
  5. 5.
    Enter the username/login ID of your Probox account in the User Name text box.
  6. 6.
    Enter the username's password in the Password text box.
  7. 7.
    Click the Test Connection button to check the entered details and connect to the Probox repository. The system displays a success message 'Connection to storage location successfully established.' on validating and successfully connecting to the Probox account.
  8. 8.
    Click the Save Settings button to activate the Probox account as an external document repository for your MangoApps domain.

To see how these configurations impact the Files on the User Portal, see Files in the User Portal Guide.

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