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Under review

Local network ONLYOFFICE implementation

Matt V 4 weeks ago in Feature requests • updated 2 weeks ago 2

Hi Vlad,


I would like to be able to connect my ONLYOFFICE document server implementation locally, rather than through an external A-record DNS call. Is this possible?


Usage case: I have my ONLYOFFICE document server installed on a local LXC with hostname ONLYOFFICE. It has a self-signed certificate. I add the URL https://OnlyOffice to the plugin settings.


Problem: Only computers on the local network can connect to it. Furthermore, because it has a self-signed certificate, only computers with that certificate added as an exception can connect. Else, you get a blank page.


Potential alternative solution: Set up a DNS server, and purchase/configure a FQDN for the ONLYOFFICE server. Also must configure a valid SSL certificate. This requires a lot more work and resources than necessary, plus, it opens up some potential security issues since the ONLYOFFICE server is now open to the WWW.


Thanks,

-Mattv8

Under review

Hi Matt!


You can use ONLYOFFICE via the server's IP address as well, not only via hostname or domain name.

When we'll add support for Document Server 4.2+, which supports protection via authentication tokens, then having the server exposed to the Internet won't be a problem.

I must note that you cannot use the server's IP address over HTTPS. There is no way to load the certificate, so a blank screen is shown. You can connect over HTTP however using the server's IP address.

Thanks for your hard work, looking forward to seeing the auth token update!