Integrate your favorite File Collaboration solution Seafile and Microsoft Outlook with the new Seafile add-in for Microsoft Outlook. A ready-for-testing version is now available for download at https://de.seafile.com/plugin-integration/ The add-in was developed by datamate, European Seafile Partner, and freelance developer Simon Giesen.
The add-in supports:
- Create sharing links (with password/expiration) directly from the mail window
- Insert existing sharing links in emails
- Upload file attachments to a folder/library
- Upload an email’s as an HTML file to a folder/library
- Switch to Seahub with one click - no login required
Authentication with username/password and single-sign on (SSO) is supported. The password/token is stored in a JSON-formatted cfg-file in Windows’s hidden AppData folder. (Depending on the system’s configuration, the file is either saved in the Roaming or Local folder.) The password/token is protected with .NET’s DataProtectionProvider Class against the Local User Windows Certificate. The file itself is unencrypted.
The add-in is compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010 and later as well as Office 365. The add-in was tested extensively on Windows 10 computers.
Extract the files from the package and run the setup.exe. If not already installed on the computer, the .NET Framework 3.5 is installed as the only prerequisite.
Further development and release
The add-in is version 0.9 and under development by datamate. At this point, the upload of emails and email attachments still requires a local folder at C:\seafile. The English translation is WIP.
The test period runs for 2 weeks. Post you feedback underneath. A production ready version will be released under an open-source license in the weeks thereafter on GitHub.
datamate considers developing an enterprise-ready add-in supporting custom branding and automatic deployment. Interested? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!