OX App Suite

Product Overview

  OX App Suite Open-Xchange Server 6
  OX App Suite OX Server Edition OX Web Edition OX Hosting Edition OX Community Edition
           
Description Need to revitalize business growth and increase your competitive advantage? OX App Suite integrates smoothly into existing infrastructures and massively scales across multi-tenant architectures securely and reliably. Offer your users a seamless messaging experience to deliver branded, app-economy services and take back the user experience. German engineered and designed for a mobile world, OX App Suite uses open API's to deliver device independent access to email and messaging, social collaboration and digital media via a rich web-based interface. Through a modular App-based portal, HTML5 interoperability gives providers a new basis to up-sell and cross-sell white-labeled services and mobile applications. Open-Xchange Server Edition is a multi-tier, small footprint solution that integrates seamlessly into customers architectures enabling smooth start of operation based on flexible services. The Open-Xchange Server Edition provides all relevant additional software. Open-Xchange Web Edition is a multi-tier, small footprint solution that integrates seamlessly into customers architectures enabling smooth start of operation based on flexible services. The Open-Xchange Web Edition provides Web Access and Mobile Web Interface Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is a multi-tier, small footprint solution that integrates seamlessly into software service providers’ architectures enabling delivery of a Smart Collaboration™ SaaS Open-Xchange offers a Community Edition for free download and full functional evaluation versions of all supported Open-Xchange products.
Target Customer not exclusive) Open-Xchange´s software code can be used to set up an on-premise installation in educational institutions, public sector organizations and SME’s to deliver a cloud service currently used by over 60 million users. It gives the freedom to move data between providers or from a hosted solution into an on-premise installation. Open-Xchange Server Edition is designed for medium organizations, educational institutions and public administrations that are looking for a customizable communication solution Open-Xchange Web Edition is designed for medium organizations, educational institutions and public administrations that are looking for a customizable communication solution Organizations that want to provide an email and collaboration solution to their customers (Software as a Service) Open-Xchange Community Edition is free for non-commercial use (Open-Xchange does not allow reselling and redistribution as on-premises and SaaS). Open-Xchange Server software is licensed under GPLv2. The Open-Xchange web-based user front end is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License. Please note: Open-Xchange is not offering support, certified updates or OXtender for the Community Edition.
Key Features (above email, calendar, contacts, tasks, document management) Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable Multi machine hosting, modular and fully customizable
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Requirements - Open-Xchange supported components overview

The Open-Xchange software requirements page provides an overview about the supported components at the OX User Front-End, Connector for Microsoft Outlook, Connector for Business Mobility and OX Notifier. This overview makes no claim to be complete.

Versioning and Numbering of Open-Xchange Products

Open-Xchange Versioning and Numbering

Open-Xchange Version Support Commitment

Available Languages for OX App Suite

Open-Xchange Server Translations for OX App Suite

OX App Suite

Quick Installation Guide

To download and install the software, please use the following Installation Guides:

Installing the latest Updates for OX App Suite

To get the latest features and bugfixes for OX App Suite, you need to have a valid license. The following article explains how that can be done:

Update from 6.22.x to OX App Suite

To update the software, please use the following Guides:

Parallel Setup of OX App Suite UI and OX 6 UI

Reporting Tool (Mandatory for Maintenance)

To receive maintenance in the future, the installation of the Open-Xchange Reporting Tool is mandatory. It documents the current state of your system installation. Furthermore, the tool runs a validity check for your current maintenance. Based on the reported detail information Open-Xchange will then be able to improve its own support and maintenance offerings for you. This article explains how that can be done:

Open-Xchange Additional Tools and Configurations

Open-Xchange Document Viewer

The OX Document Viewer will choose the best preview format depending on the users device on the OX App Suite Web Interface (valid Open-Xchange license required).

Open-Xchange Calendar synchronization with CalDAV

The Mac OS X, iOS and Thunderbird Lightning integration makes Open-Xchange appointments available to end users through their native applications.

Open-Xchange Contact Synchronization with CardDAV

The Mac OS X and iOS integration makes Open-Xchange contacts available to end users through their native applications.

Cluster-Setup

Multiple Open-Xchange servers can form a cluster with inter-OX-communication over a network.

HTTP based Connector via Grizzly

OX App Suite offers a second HTTP based connector for the communication between the HTTP server and the backend. This new connector is based on Oracle's Project Grizzly - a NIO and Web framework.

LDAP Contact Storage

Open-Xchange provides a new LDAP Contact Storage Integration Bundle. The new solution is available together with the current LDAP bundle.

Open-Xchange Additional Software

OX Text

OX Text, is a web-based word processor. Its main focus is on reducing the complexities of text editing while promoting collaborative document creation.

OX Spreadsheet

OX Spreadsheet is a cloud based spreadsheet product that can work with Microsoft Excel documents. You can also edit shared spreadsheets on various devices. OX Spreadsheet is the first browser-based spreadsheet application that reads and writes native Microsoft Excel files without loss of format or detail ("Round-trip editing").

Open-Xchange Updater

The Open-Xchange Updater is a software tool by Open-Xchange that installs the latest version of Open-Xchange client software on computers running Windows (valid Open-Xchange license required).

Connector for Microsoft Outlook

The Open-Xchange Connector for Microsoft Outlook® lets users keep their Outlook client even if the organization moves to an Open-Xchange Server. Users feel right at home working with their Outlook interface while in the background the Connector synchronizes E-Mails, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks, along with Public, Shared and System Folders. Real-time synchronization enables fast response times, so teams can work as efficiently as possible (valid Open-Xchange license required).

Connector for Business Mobility (ActiveSync)

Connector for Business Mobility enables you to securely manage emails, contacts, calendar and tasks on a mobile device. It is based on Microsoft Exchange Active Sync (EAS) standard (valid Open-Xchange license required).

OX Drive

The OX Drive client lets you store and share your photos, files, documents and videos, anytime, anywhere. Access any file you save to OX Drive from all your computers, iPhone, iPad or from within OX App Suite itself.

OX Guard

OX Guard is a fully integrated security add-on to OX App Suite that provides end users with a flexible email and file encryption solution. OX Guard is a highly scalable, multi server, feature rich solution that is so simple-to-use that end users will actually use it.

Open-Xchange Notifier

OX Notifier informs the user about the current status of E-Mails and appointments without having to display the user interface or another clients such as Outlook. Additional the new tool will provide the possibility to mount the personal InfoStore directly in the OX Notifier settings (valid Open-Xchange license required).

Microsoft Outlook® Uploader

Open-Xchange provides Open-Xchange Microsoft Outlook® Uploader (short: OXUploader), a migration tool to export data from Microsoft Outlook® or from a Microsoft Exchange Server® to the Open-Xchange Server.

OX Connector for cPanel

Integration of Open-Xchange with cPanel makes deployment and billing of Open-Xchange simple for service providers. Web hosters can offer Open-Xchange to their shared-hosting customers as well as to users of Virtual Private Servers - just by installing a software package together with cPanel.

OX Connector for WHMCS

Integration of OX App Suite with WHMCS/cPanel makes the deployment of OX App Suite simple for service providers and their customers. Web hosters can easily replace their existing webmail system on WHMCS/cPanel and provide customers a state-of-the-art, web based user interface with the benefits of a best in class, full-featured mobile web application – optimized for smartphones! The combination of OX App Suite, the provisioning of cPanel and the billing system WHMCS provides the perfect package for cPanel Hosting Provider and Reseller

OX APS package for Parallels Operation Automation System and Plesk Panel

Parallels Operations Automation (POA) is an operations support system (OSS) for service providers, who want to differentiate their offerings in order to reduce customer churn and attract new customers. Additional, the APS package adds a high performance, best in class email service to Parallels Plesk Panel customers.

Installation Information

Information

Installation Requirements

OX App Suite

OX App Suite is a centralized cloud environment that lets you take control of your digital life from anywhere. It provides and centralizes email, contacts, calendar and tasks. A cloud based file storage and document management/viewing/editing. Additional a digital life management portal that lets you access all this and more regardless of device or operating system.

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Open-Xchange Additional Software

Connector for Microsoft Outlook

The Open-Xchange Connector for Microsoft Outlook® lets users keep their Outlook client even if the organization moves to an Open-Xchange Server. Users feel right at home working with their Outlook interface while in the background the Connector synchronizes E-Mails, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks, along with Public, Shared and System Folders. Real-time synchronization enables fast response times, so teams can work as efficiently as possible (valid Open-Xchange license required).

German English
French Italien
Japanese Polish
Spanish Dutch

Connector for Business Mobility

User Guides

Connector for Business Mobility enables you to securely manage emails, contacts, calendar and tasks on a mobile device. It is based on Microsoft Exchange Active Sync (EAS) standard (valid Open-Xchange license required).

German English
French Italien
Japanese Polish
Spanish Dutch

Open-Xchange Updater

The Open-Xchange Updater is a software tool by Open-Xchange that installs the latest version of Open-Xchange client software on computers running Windows (valid Open-Xchange license required).

German English
French Spanish
Dutch

Client Configuration

Information about the client configuration for the different devices is available at the User Guides.

OX Text

OX Text, is a web-based word processor. Its main focus is on reducing the complexities of text editing while promoting collaborative document creation.

Open-Xchange Mobile Web Interface

Open-Xchange Mobile Web Interface, lets you access data from Open-Xchange Server 6 with your smartphone running a webkit based browser like the iPhone or Android devices. Open-Xchange Mobile Web Interface offers online and offline access to appointments, contacts and mails on the road using your smartphone (valid Open-Xchange license required).

Open-Xchange Notifier

OX Notifier informs the user about the current status of E-Mails and appointments without having to display the user interface or another clients such as Outlook. Additional the new tool will provide the possibility to mount the personal InfoStore directly in the OX Notifier settings (valid Open-Xchange license required).

Microsoft Outlook® Uploader

Open-Xchange provides Open-Xchange Microsoft Outlook® Uploader (short: OXUploader), a migration tool to export data from Microsoft Outlook® or from a Microsoft Exchange Server® to the Open-Xchange Server.

OX Connector for cPanel

Integration of Open-Xchange with cPanel makes deployment and billing of Open-Xchange simple for service providers. Web hosters can offer Open-Xchange to their shared-hosting customers as well as to users of Virtual Private Servers - just by installing a software package together with cPanel.

OX Connector for WHMCS

Integration of OX App Suite with WHMCS/cPanel makes the deployment of OX App Suite simple for service providers and their customers. Web hosters can easily replace their existing webmail system on WHMCS/cPanel and provide customers a state-of-the-art, web based user interface with the benefits of a best in class, full-featured mobile web application – optimized for smartphones! The combination of OX App Suite, the provisioning of cPanel and the billing system WHMCS provides the perfect package for cPanel Hosting Provider and Reseller

OX APS package for Parallels Operation Automation System and Plesk Panel

Parallels Operations Automation (POA) is an operations support system (OSS) for service providers, who want to differentiate their offerings in order to reduce customer churn and attract new customers. Additional, the APS package adds a high performance, best in class email service to Parallels Plesk Panel customers.

OX Drive

The OX Drive client lets you store and share your photos, files, documents and videos, anytime, anywhere. Access any file you save to OX Drive from all your computers, iPhone, iPad or from within OX App Suite itself.

German English
French Italian
Japanese Mexican
Polish Spanish
Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese
Dutch British English

OX Guard

OX Guard is a fully integrated security add-on to OX App Suite that provides end users with a flexible email and file encryption solution. OX Guard is a highly scalable, multi server, feature rich solution that is so simple-to-use that end users will actually use it.

German English
French Italian
Japanese Mexican
Polish Spanish
Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese
Dutch British English

Open-Xchange Additional Tools and Configurations

Open-Xchange Document Viewer

The OX Document Viewer will choose the best preview format depending on the users device on the OX App Suite Web Interface (valid Open-Xchange license required).

Open-Xchange Calendar synchronization with CalDAV

The Mac OS X, iOS and Thunderbird Lightning integration makes Open-Xchange appointments available to end users through their native applications.

German English

Open-Xchange Contact Synchronization with CardDAV

The Mac OS X and iOS integration makes Open-Xchange contacts available to end users through their native applications.

German English

Advanced Documentation


OX App Suite Administration Documentation

OX App Suite for Univention Corporate Server Administration Documentation

Miscellaneous

Overview

OX App Suite UI Development

This page contains all the information you need to get started with UI development.

This covers how-to articles including server communication, extension points and how to write widgets, applications and plugins:

Frontend development articles

Groupware Server customization

Programming Interfaces

  • The HTTP API is used by the Open-Xchange GUI and various 3rd party applications. It consists mainly of messages in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) sent over HTTP. Here is a general Introduction to the HTTP API.
  • Provisioning API to access the Open-Xchange Admin Daemon
    • The RMI API is used for data provisioning of Contexts, Users, Groups and Resources as well as for configuring Databases, Filestores and OX Servers. It is currently split into two parts,
    • The Open-Xchange CLT are shell scripts that simplify groupware and service administration
    • Create contexts/users with with Csv_import
    • Provisioning using SOAP
  • The Oxmapi is a windows library for programmers needed to communicate with the OX server
  • Open-Xchange Mail Abstraction Layer
  • The Plugin API for extending the GUI is described in two documents: an overview and the reference
  • UDPPush Open-Xchange PUSH Interface for Groupware Objects

Testing and QA

Statistics

Translations

Installation based on source code

Integration

Open-Xchange Plugins

Open-Xchange is using the OSGi architecture to have maximum extensibility and flexibility. Many parts of Open-Xchange Server can be replaced by different OSGi components, which are called Bundles.

If you have further requests, this document describes the Open-Xchange feature prioritization process and the options for partners and customers to either feed feature requests into this process or to order custom feature implementations.

Community Connector

OX LDAP Sync

OXtender for WebAdmin Panel

Open-Xchange Munin integration