Joas Schilling

Nextcloud Software Engineer

Public key: 31B0 B117 C3A8 2811 6B83 345C 7076 EA97 51AA CDDA

Save LibreOffice documents directly to Nextcloud
November 22, 2018

Configure your LibreOffice to be able to load and save documents directly from and to your Nextcloud by configuring it as a remote server.

Configuring Nextcloud as Remote location for LibreOffice

Since quite some time LibreOffice allows to interact with documents from remote servers. Using the WebDAV feature this can be connected to your Nextcloud. To configure your LibreOffice follow these steps:

Open LibreOffice

  1. File > Open Remote
  2. Add service

    • Type: WebDAV
    • Host: (check save connection when you use https to access the site)
    • Port: 80 (also when you use https)
    • Label: My Nextcloud
    • Root: /remote.php/webdav/
  3. Leave the newly opened “Authentication Required” window open and go to your Nextcloud

Open Nextcloud

  1. Go to the Settings > Security
  2. In Devices & sessions create a new app password
  3. Copy the generated password: aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa

Back to LibreOffice

  1. In the “Authentication Required” popup enter:

    • User: name (Your login ID from nextcloud)
    • Password: aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa-aaaaa (the string you copied from in 2.3)

And done, your files should now be listed:

Remote file list

You can now save files to your Nextcloud with the “Save Remote …” option and open files from your Nextcloud with the “Open Remote …” option.