officeGATE manual version 5.0

  1. Introduction to officeGATE
    1. Key features
    2. Software requirements
  2. Getting started
    1. Single installation of officeGATE
    2. Installation of officeGATE in a distributed company environment using Group Policy
    3. XML distribution with GPO in distributed company environment
  3. Launching officeGATE
    1. officeGATE pane’s overview
  4. Connection Settings
    1. Enabling/ disabling providers
    2. Connecting to providers
      1. Connecting to contentACCESS
      2. Connecting to third -party DMS providers (Datengut, Perceptive)
      3. Connecting to SharePoint site(s)
      4. Connecting to Dropbox
      5. Connecting to OneDrive
  5. General officeGATE settings
  6. Offline file access settings
    1. Enabling offline file access
    2. Selecting items for offline access
    3. Updating the offline items based on the online changes
    4. Disabling offline access
    5. Interrupted manual and automated synchronizations
  7. License key activation
  8. Handling with documents using officeGATE
    1. Setting favorites
    2. View selection: Tree view, List view, Collapse all
    3. Searching in officeGATE
      1. Search query language
    4. Working with nodes and files using the context menu
      1. Open contentWEB
      2. Online opening and editing of files directly from officeGATE
      3. Sending attachments/links to the file
      4. Sending ZIP file
      5. Saving document(s) locally
      6. Copying/pasting document(s)
      7. Deleting document(s)
      8. Renaming document(s)
      9. Creating folder(s)
      10. Uploading new file(s)
      11. Folder refresh/provider refresh
      12. Sharing files directly from MS Outlook
        1. Sharing with contentACCESS version 4.2 or older
        2. Sharing with contentACCESS version newer than 4.2
        3. Modifying sharing settings and checking sharing status
    5. Drag&Drop actions
      1. Attaching files to email message
      2. Uploading emails/attachments directly from the mailbox
      3. Manual email archiving using contentACCESS
    6. Handling emails – archive, restore, search
    7. SharePoint data handling
      1. Outlook calendar entry creation
    8. Teams data handling
  9. Troubleshooting

4.2.3.Connecting to SharePoint site(s)

The following SharePoint versions are supported by officeGATE:

  • Office 365, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010
  • Foundation
Note: The SharePoint provider does not support login for external users. An external user is someone from outside your Office 365 subscription to whom you have given access to one or more sites, files or folders.

Open the SharePoint connector settings dialog with clicking on “Settings” in the SharePoint node’s context menu (or in officeGATE settings dialog ⇒ Providers tab).

In the SharePoint connector settings window, you will be able to specify one Global user. This user can be used for connecting to multiple sites without having to enter the credentials over and over again. Simply check a checkbox (will be shown later in this section). If the global user credentials get changed, they will be changed for all sites that you are logging on to with the global user option.

officeGATE supports the connection to multiple SharePoint sites. The already connected sites are listed in the SharePoint connector settings dialog. This dialog is empty when connecting to a SharePoint site for the first time. To add a new site to the list, click on “Add new site” button.

A new dialog (like on the picture below) will automatically open. In this dialog you need to specify the site that you want to connect to. Fill in the Site URL. Check the Enabled checkbox if you want the site to be enabled. Specify the user you want to log in with – you can use the previously specified global user, enter credentials of a different user and set him also as global user, or you can choose the integrated authentication. If the Integrated authentication checkbox is checked, the user’s current Windows identity will be sent to the SharePoint server and used for authentication and the Login and Password textboxes will be disabled.

If the Microsoft online authentication checkbox is checked, you will be authenticated using the Modern authentication, which is a very complex and secure way. The Login and Password textboxes will be also disabled. You can read more about modern authentication in this article.

Further check the connection with clicking the Test connection button and then click Save.

The Show the content type selection dialog only if required fields are present option (in the initial dialog) allows for the user to decide if the content type and metadata will be required:

  1. By each upload, regardless if there are required fields present – in this case the option should be turned off
  2. Only by uploading to containers requiring these properties – in this case the option should be turned on.

The required data are filled into a show-up dialog when uploading to a SharePoint container. For more information read this chapter.

Important!!! If the connection to SharePoint cannot be established one of the reasons for it could be that the SharePoint password has been changed on the server. The solution in this case is to set the new password in officeGATE, too.

Editing SharePoint sites

SharePoint settings in officeGATE need to be changed in many cases (due to the change of the password, for example). To change these settings, select the site that you need to edit and click on the “Edit site” button. The settings dialog of the corresponding site will be opened, where you can change the URL, user or password (Screenshot A).

Screenshot A: Editing SharePoint site’s settings

The sites can be also disabled/enabled by checking/unchecking the “Enabled” checkbox in the corresponding row (Screenshot B). If a SharePoint site has been disabled, it will not be connected to officeGATE (it will be hidden in the pane, too).

Screenshot B: Enabling/disabling SharePoint sites

SharePoint sites can be also deleted from the list. To delete a site select it in the list, then click on option “Delete site” in the dialog (Screenshot C). The connection with deleted sites can be newly established with clicking on the “Add new site” button, and specifying the required fields in the dialog.

Screenshot C: Deleting SharePoint sites

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