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Introducing Collabora Connector Application (Pro)

31 Mar 2023 5 min read

Written by

Stefana Nazare

, Product Owner Cloud & Pro Apps

Data Sovereignty and privacy are your top priorities? Then you'll be glad to know we've launched a new connector application that allows you to edit collaboratively office documents directly in your XWiki instance. This way, you'll have an open-source ecosystem without any data lock-in.

Open-source collaborative editing ecosystem

Collabora Online is a powerful collaborative Office suite that supports all major document, spreadsheet, and presentation file formats, and it provides data security and sovereignty. The Collabora Connector App allows you to view, edit and collaborate in real-time on office attachments, via WOPI protocol.

The integration that our XWiki Pro Apps has worked on makes it easy for you to connect your Collabora online office suite to your XWiki instance. What's more, the integration also allows you to:

  • Edit collaboratively in real-time the existing XWiki office attachments;
  • Create new office files, with 3 types being available: documents, spreadsheets, and presentations;
  • Foster a collaborative culture through the available applications that can be mixed and matched with the Collabora Connector App (Task Manager, Calendar, Meeting App, Poll, Ideas, etc.).

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Collabora server configuration

For the application to work, a Collabora server needs to be configured, accordingly to their documentation, and the server address is then added to the application administration page.

Once the extension is active, you will see a new option at the bottom of each page, in the Attachment tab:

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Installation steps on your XWiki instance

This paid extension requires XWiki 13.10 or above and Admin rights. In order to install the extension, follow the steps inside your XWiki instance (on cloud or on-premise):

  1. Go to the Extension Manager of your XWiki instance, in the Extensions subsection
  2. Search for the Collabora Connector Application (Pro)
  3. Click on the Install button
  4. Go to Extensions Manager, Licenses subsection, and get a trial license (or an extension of the trial)

If you want to install Collabora Connector Application (Pro) offline, you can consult our dedicated article about this topic.

Purchasing steps

  1. Go to the Administration section of your XWiki instance in Extensions -> Licenses
  2. Find the Collabora Connector Application (Pro)
  3. Click on "Buy" next to the application
  4. You will be redirected to the XWiki Store, where you have to select the user tier
  5. Click on "Create Purchase Order"
  6. You will be redirected to the XWiki Network, where you will be able to complete your online purchase

You can purchase the pro app individually or, in the following weeks, as part of the XWiki Pro package.

We invite you to test it out for free for up to 30 days and let us know how you like it!

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