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M-Files - General Information

Enter the Name of the new connection here. Underneath a Description can be entered. In REST Service URL the URL enter your M-Files REST service. You can find the M-Files REST service URL in your M-Files server installation. Usually, this consists of the host name of the M-Files server, the name of the virtual directory of the M-Files Web Access application, then followed by the path /REST for the REST service.


Installation of M-Files Web Access to its own virtual m-files directory:


Installation of M-Files Web Access as a standard website:


Access to the M-Files REST service can also occur via SSL. In this case, the M-Files URL must start with https://. In advance of this, the SSL certificate must have been imported to the Intrexx certificate store.


In the area Authentication the authentication method is defined. You can choose between Basic for authentication based off a user name and password, or Kerberos to use Windows Integrated Authentication (single sign-on).

For both of these authentication modes, an M-Files user and password must be specified. This user is required to read the M-Files vault metadata structure and must therefore possess corresponding permissions in M-Files.

Windows Integrated Authentication

Select the Kerberos mode under Authentication. An M-Files user and password will remain necessary in order to access the metadata. Now enter the SPN of the M-Files IIS service to the Service Principal Name (SPN) field. This usually consists of the following:

http/<M-Files DNS name>

Replace <M-Files DNS Name> with the fully qualified DNS host name of the M-Files Web Access server. The host name must be the same as the host name that was entered for the M-Files REST Service URL.

Integrated authentication is activated automatically after saving the configuration. If the configuration is successful, Intrexx portal users are automatically authenticated for M-Files when accessing M-Files files.

Futher information on this topic can be found here.