The WebModel is located on a web server and is called via "HTTP(s)-Link". Linked files are to be called from the file system. All common browsers block this call. The files are not to be copied or moved to the web server. A DMS is not available and existing permissions on the file structure should still be valid.
You can create a virtual directory on an IIS-based web server and specify the corresponding location in the file system as path.
Achtung: The instructions only explain the creation of a virtual directory under IIS, as this is recommended by us from viflow 8 onwards. If you have not set up IIS yet, please read the articles on installing and setting up IIS first.
- On the web server, open File Explorer and navigate to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ 1
- Create and open a new folder 2
- Copy all relevant documents to the folder you just created
- Start the IIS Manager 3
- Unfold the Sites 4
- Right-click Default Website to open the drop-down menu and select Add Virtual Directory… 5
- Assign an Alias for the virtual folder 6
- Enter the Physical path 7 to the actual directory and confirm with OK 8
- Allow the directory to be searched via Default Website – "FOLDERNAME" – Search directories 9 – Enable 10
- Activate the Windows authentication via Default Website – "FOLDERNAME" – Authentication 11 – Windows Authentication – Enable 12
The documents are now available via http://"SERVERNAME"/"FOLDERNAME"/"DOCUMENTNAME".
Example: Here the document "readme.pdf" would be accessible via the path http://servername/foldername/readme.pdf.
Integration in viflow
This path ("http://"SERVERNAME"/"FOLDERNAME"/"DOCUMENTNAME"") is now added to the corresponding Information 1 in viflow via the Global Properties window – Hyperlink 2.