Connecting to Alfresco

The Fred Trial Version has a default server configuration. This Fred Trial version cannot be configured for another Alfresco server. The user will have to set the username and password as provided by XeniT.

For the completeness of the documentation we are providing you the functional description hereafter.

Fred is a desktop window to a Alfresco Server. Fred presents the content of the Alfresco server. To be able to access the server, the user needs to configure the Alfresco repository to which the user wishes to connect.

The Fred start-up window contains a list of repositories which you have configured.

  • To add a repository click on at the bottom of the list.

  • Fill in the fields of the repository you want to configure:

  • Repository name: any information to describe the repository.

  • Repository URL: the link to the Alfresco repository you want to connect. Contact your administrator to receive the link to your Alfresco repository

  • NTLM authentication: use Single Sign-on authentication in a corporate network

  • Username and password: in case there is no Single Sign-on available you need to fill in the username and password to authenticate yourself against the Alfresco server

  • Click save.

Now this repository is presented in a list of all the repositories you have configured. You can connect to multiple repositories, using multiple account names.

The list of repositories you have configured is sorted alphabetically based on the repository name you have provided.

In the list of repositories you can indicate one repository which will be the default repository. When you start up Fred, it will open the default repository immediately. If no default repository is selected then Fred will open the repository list at start-up.

  • To enter a repository, you need to double click on a repository in the list.

  • When you have entered an Alfresco repository and you want to move to another repository, click File/Disconnect .

  • Click on Edit Bookmark to modify the configuration settings of the bookmark

  • Click on Delete Bookmark to remove a bookmark from the list

  • Click on Connect Offline when you are not connected to the internet and you want to navigate the part of your repository that is in the local cache.