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Alfresco Integration

Alfresco is an enterprise content management system that assists 11 million users manage over 7 billion documents. With Alfresco, users can manage documents, records, images, learning content, and more. Filestack is the easiest way for users to upload their Alfresco documents to your site.

Current Worldwide Users: 11,000,000

Uploads from the Alfresco API support the following types of files:

Users can select files from Alfresco that match these broad file type categories: All file types are selectable. This includes audio, video, image, text, office, and compressed archive files.

API OAUTH Webhooks

Using the Alfresco API

  1. User selects Alfresco from services list
  2. user authenticates connection by logging into Alfresco account
  3. user is connected and can select files from Alfresco in Filestack dialog

Alfresco api upload widget

Upload to Alfresco

Uploading or "picking" a file from Alfresco in the context of Filestack means choosing a file and creating a distributable link to that file where it exists in Alfresco. This is the Filestack URL that all "Pick" functions return. If you are using the pickAndStore method, then the file from Alfresco is copied to a new storage location.

Sample Upload Code
filepicker.pick( { mimetypes: ['*/*'], services:['ALFRESCO'], }, function(Blob){ console.log(replaceHtmlChars(JSON.stringify(Blob))); } );

Download to Alfresco

Exporting a file to Alfresco in the context of Filestack means saving a file from a url or Filestack Blob object to Alfresco and creating a distributable link to that file where it exists in Alfresco. This is the Filestack URL that the "export" function returns.

Sample Export Code
filepicker.exportFile( '', { mimetype:'*/*', suggestedFilename: 'newFile', services: ['ALFRESCO'] }, function(Blob){ console.log(Blob.url); } );

Sample Image Conversion Code for Alfresco

If you have a Filestack Blob object or Filestack URL, then you can use the Filestack REST or Javascript APIs to convert office documents and image files. In the sample code below we "pick" an image file from Alfresco and use the Javascript API convert method to resize the image to 400w by 400h in pixels.

Sample Conversion Code
filepicker.pick( { services: ['ALFRESCO'], mimetype: 'image/*', }, function(pickedBlob){ console.log("Conversion in progress...") filepicker.convert( pickedBlob, { width: 400, height: 400, }, { location: 'S3' }, function(convertedBlob){ console.log("Converted file url: ", convertedBlob.url); console.log("File is stored under your S3: ", convertedBlob.key); filepicker.remove( pickedBlob, function(){ console.log("Removed"); } ); } ); } );

Combining Filestack Functions for Alfresco

Now let's combine these methods and see what you can achieve with Filestack and Alfresco! Here we pick an image from Alfresco, crop and resize it, then save it back into Alfresco.

Sample Multi-Function Code
filepicker.pick( { services: ['ALFRESCO'], mimetype: 'image/*', }, function (Blob) { filepicker.convert( Blob, { width: 300, height: 300, crop_first: true }, function (converted_Blob) { filepicker.exportFile(converted_Blob.url, { services: ['ALFRESCO'], mimetype: Blob.mimetype, suggestedFilename: 'converted_' + Blob.filename }, function (exported_Blob) { console.log('File successfully saved!'); }); }); });

Create your own Alfresco OAuth application to Connect to Filestack:

By default, you do not need to configure anything to start uploading files from Alfresco, Filestack is ready to go out of the box. When a user logs into their Alfresco account from your site, the Filestack company application will show up. You can configure it so that your application shows up instead in order to make a more seamless experience for your customers. Click here to learn : How to create an Alfresco OAuth Application.

Alfresco Webhooks for Your Application

You can be notified about all file uploads and conversions from all cloud services Filestack connects to. This includes Alfresco. Follow this link to find out more about how to use Filestack's Alfresco webhooks.

Here are some examples of the webhooks for uploads from Alfresco:

File Upload (symlink):

File Upload (with store):

File Export (save to):
  "action": "fp.export",
  "timestamp": 1444257665,
  "id": 142447,
    "source": "",
    "client": "ALFRESCO",
    "filename": "newFiletest.jpg",
    "created": ""