Configuring the Continia File Service

Once you've installed the Continia File Service, you must set up a repository and authorization key. Note that this process requires you to use the Continia File Service configuration tool – Continia File Service Configuration – installed on the same server as the Continia File Service, as part of the installation process.


When following the guide below, make sure to reuse the details you enter in the configuration tool when you set up the Continia File Service in Business Central. The details must be identical to the ones you enter during that setup process.

To set up a repository and authorization key for the Continia File Service, follow these steps:

  1. Open Continia File Service Configuration.

  2. Select Enable HTTP, Enable HTTPS, or both depending on your IT infrastructure policies.

  3. For the option(s) you enabled in step 2 above, enter the port number(s). The standard port for HTTP is 5000.

  4. Under Repositories, add the entries you want to use. Be sure to enter the correct path(s) and to take note of your entries, as you'll need them later.


    The following is an example of a possible setup. Note that all entries will be automatically lowercased once they've been entered into the table:

    RepositoryAuthorization KeyFile Path

    The file path is the root directory that each of your Continia solutions has access to. So if, for example, you used to have your OPplus files in C:\opp\Pmt, enter C:\opp under File Path.

  5. In the Service section, under Service user, select a service user with access to the directory.

  6. Below the Repositories table, select Save to save your changes.

  7. In the Service section, under Service status, select Start to start the service.

  8. When you're done, select Close to exit.

You're now ready to perform the final configuration of the Continia File Service. For information on how to do this, see Setting up the Continia File Service in Business Central.