How to integrate online editors into your own website on Python


This example will help you integrate ONLYOFFICE Docs into your web application written in Python.

The integration examples are used to demonstrate document editors functions and the ways to connect Document Server to your own application. DO NOT USE these examples on your own server without PROPER CODE MODIFICATIONS!

Download and install ONLYOFFICE Docs (packaged as Document Server).

See the detailed guide to learn how to install Document Server for Windows, for Linux, or for Docker.

  1. Python comes preinstalled on most Linux distributions, and is available as a package on all others. Python 3.9 is required. Please proceed to official documentation if you have any troubles.
  2. Download the archive with the Python example and unpack the archive:
    wget ""
    unzip Python\
  3. Change the current directory for the project directory:
    cd Python\ Example
  4. Install the dependencies:
    pip install Django==3.1.3 pip install requests==2.25.0 pip install pyjwt==1.7.1 pip install python-magic
  5. Edit the configuration file. Specify the name of your local server with the ONLYOFFICE Document Server installed. And specify the name of the server on which example is installed.

    Edit the following lines:

    STORAGE_PATH = 'app_data'
    DOC_SERV_SITE_URL = 'https://documentserver/'

    where the documentserver is the name of the server with the ONLYOFFICE Document Server installed and the STORAGE_PATH is the path where files will be created and stored. You can set an absolute path. For example, D:\\folder. Please note that on Windows OS the double backslash must be used as a separator.

  6. Run the Python server:
    python runserver
  7. See the result in your browser using the address:

In case the example and Document Server are installed on different computers, make sure that your server with the example installed has access to the Document Server with the address which you specify instead of documentserver in the configuration files. Make sure that the Document Server in its turn has access to the server with the example installed with the address which you specify instead of exampleserver in the configuration files.

If you integrated the editors successfully the result should look like the demo preview on our site.