Authentication for edit-from-my-PC

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  • @cpotter
    Thank you!. Indeed, that is helpful already; so the webdav authentication would be against whatever is the valid auth provider in GoFAST, which would be the LDAP.

    "What makes the service block"...~What I mean: On my laptop with Office 2016 I got the webdav auth request displayed, and after some trial and error I managed to login using the former password (not valid anymore in any instance but in the special LDAP instance used by GoFAST). OK.
    On the VM at the Office that still has Office 2010, no password, neither old nor new, works on teh same webdav auth form; that is what I meant with blocking.

    I had used the same many many times during the last few weeks without being asked for the username/password, and without problem (One of the reasons why I was so puzzled when it stoopped working). I now think that somehow until last week, the webdav auth might have been still valid without special check, and the system did not ask. With the latest restart and updates last week, that may have been the point when it stopped, as somehow something does not fit anymore.

    I have no idea why it now works with teh old password on the laptop but not on the VM. Ideas are welcome, but not very important; I need to have the configurations between LDAP and keycloak synched.

  • Hello @aclassen,

    We made a security fix recently (3.8.0 Hotfix 6) that may be the cause of your issue.

    Could you try to open a document with another computer running Office 2010 if you are able ?

    Also could you send me the error(s) message(s) you get ?

    Thanks in advance for you help !


  • I tested now with a different user (who kept the same password as weeks ago), on the same machine with Office 2010 and on a second machine with Office 2010. It is indeed the same problem, so it is not anything about a changed password.
    Error message: Well, there is no obvious error message. Word is being opened, with the alfresco ticket being downloaded 0%, and the windows security dialogue opens again and again and asks for the password


    There is no explicit error message that I can find. In the event viewer, the information is just
    "Microsoft Word
    Could not open 'https://servername/TICKET_925c048779dcc2c50f70df835ac8853e09a9b70d/alfresco/webdav/Sites/_Path-to-doc/doc.docx'.
    0x80070002 "

  • Hello @aclassen ,

    Thank you for your help ! Yes it seems to be related to the desactivation of these unsecured cyphers :

    • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0xc027) ECDH secp256r1 (eq. 3072 bits RSA) FS WEAK 128
    • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0xc013) ECDH secp256r1 (eq. 3072 bits RSA) FS WEAK 128
    • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA384 (0xc028) ECDH secp256r1 (eq. 3072 bits RSA) FS WEAK 256
    • TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0xc014) ECDH secp256r1 (eq. 3072 bits RSA) FS WEAK 256

    Do you know when the Office 2010 workstations will be updated ? I think it should be soon because the EOL of Office 2010 is the next month.

    Thanks in advance !


  • Well, we won't manage before the end of the year, it seems.
    Thanks for the clarification!

  • @cpotter Yes, I've seen that post already. Not for me to decide...

  • Hello @aclassen,

    Could you give me the permission to temporary enable these cyphers again to check if this is the cause of the issue ?

    Even if we don't recommand that we may be able to re enable these cyphers keeping your support licencing active with a signed agreement, waiting for the Office 2010 update.

    Best regards,

  • Yes please

  • That's done ! 🙂

  • And the edit-from-my-PC works again with Office 2010.
    I'm asking my colleagues about the exception

  • Thanks for the update !

    Please tell me if you want to make this configuration permanent so I'll prepare an agreement for us.

    Best !

  • Yes, we'd like to have this permanent... for the time being, so as not to stop users from experimenting with it,

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