Plugins Directory » DMSF

Author: Karel Pičman
Code repository:
Registered on: 2013-02-28 (over 11 years ago)
Current version: 3.1.6
Compatible with: Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x
User ratings:   (42)

DMSF is Document Management System Features plugin.

It is aimed to replace current Redmine's Documents module.

Initial development was for Kontron AG R&D department and it was released at the begining of May 2011 as open source to further maintain it by community.

Next development used to continue on Google Code.

The latest source codes and all related data are maintened on GitHub


  • Directory structure
  • Document versioning / revision history
  • Email notifications for directories and/or documents
  • Document locking
  • Multi (drag/drop depending on browser) upload/download
  • Multi download via zip
  • Direct document or document link sending via email
  • Configurable document approval workflow
  • Document access auditing
  • Integration with Redmine's activity feed
  • Wiki macros for quick content linking
  • Full read/write WebDAV functionality
  • Optional document content full-text search
  • Documents and folders symbolic links
  • Document custom fields
  • Trash bin

Installation notes

Instalation is described on plugin homepage.


3.1.6 (2024-06-04)

Compatible with Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x.

3.1.5 (2024-06-04)

Compatible with Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x.

  • WebDAV digest authentication
  • Inline displaying of text files

3.1.4 (2024-05-06)

Compatible with Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x.

  • Extended issue email notifications

3.1.3 (2023-11-15)

Compatible with Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x.

  • DMS Document revision as a new custom field type
  • Copy/Move of multiple entries
    • Entries operation (copy, move, download, delete)
  • Compatibility with Redmine 5.1

IMPORTANT: REST API for copying/moving has changed. Check extra/api/

3.1.2 (2023-08-23)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • Bug fixing

3.1.1 (2023-08-17)

Compatible with Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x.

  • Bug fixing

3.1.0 (2023-08-10)

Compatible with Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x.

  • Compatibility with Redmine 5.1
  • Ukrainian translation

3.0.13 (2023-06-21)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • Italian and German localization updated
  • OCR supported in full-text search
  • Source codes of the plugin are checked with Rubocop

3.0.12 (2023-03-15)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • Bug fixing

3.0.11 (2023-03-14)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • Bug fixing

3.0.10 (2023-03-10)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • Maintenance release

3.0.9 (2023-02-10)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • Sorting
  • Filtering by custom fields
  • Download notifications
  • Embedded help
  • DMS macros in wiki toolbar

3.0.7 (2022-11-01)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • AlphaNode's plugins compatibility
  • Approval workflow enhancement
  • Global search
  • New filters

3.0.6 (2022-09-20)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x.

  • Default query
  • GitHub CI
  • PostgreSQL compatibility

3.0.5 (2022-08-20)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x.

  • Aproval wokflows notifications fix

3.0.4 (2022-08-19)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x.

  • Version macro extension

3.0.3 (2022-07-19)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x.

  • Security enhancement
  • Persian localization
  • DMSF images in PDF export

3.0.2 (2022-06-17)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x.

  • MS SQL compatibility
  • RedmineUp's plugins compatibility

3.0.1 (2022-06-03)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x.

  • Inline displaying of office documents
  • Custom fields displayed by folders
  • Compatibility with RedmineUp's plugins
  • Compatibility with Issue EVM plugin
  • New hooks

3.0.0 (2022-04-28)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x.

  • Redmine 5.0
  • Watchable documents and folders
  • Patch version

2.4.11 (2021-11-03)

Compatible with Redmine 4.2.x.

  • Gitlab CI
  • REST API from documents and folders movement
  • PostgreSQL fixed

2.4.10 (2021-10-20)

Compatible with Redmine 4.2.x.

  • German and English localisation improvement

2.4.9 (2021-10-15)

Compatible with Redmine 4.2.x.

  • Project copying DMSF options fixed.
  • Dalli dependency removed.

2.4.8 (2021-10-08)

Compatible with Redmine 4.2.x.

  • REST API - Create a revision, updating custom fields
  • Bug fixes

2.4.7 (2021-05-12)

Compatible with Redmine 4.2.x.

Bug fixes

2.4.6 (2021-04-30)

Compatible with Redmine 4.2.x.

  • Global DMS view
  • Sub-projects as sub-folders

2.4.5 (2020-11-10)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x.

  • Sub-projects as sub-folders in WebDAV
  • Delete and restore functions for non-empty folders
  • A new wiki macro for embedded videos

2.4.4 (2020-07-10)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x.

  • Maintenance release

2.4.3 (2020-06-12)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x.

  • Redmine's look&feel
  • Implementation of folders movement between projects (WebDAV)
  • Korean localization updated

2.4.2 (2020-01-21)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x.

  • Chinese localisation updated

2.4.1 (2019-09-13)

Compatible with Redmine 4.0.x.

  • Compatibility with Redmine 4.0.4
  • Japanese localization updated
  • Plupload & DataTables libraries upgraded

2.0.0 (2019-02-28)

Compatible with Redmine 4.0.x.

  • Compatibility with Redmine 4.0.0
  • Russian localization updated

1.6.2 (2018-12-07)

Compatible with Redmine 3.4.x.

    • doc/folder deletion
    • doc's title property added
    • creating links
    • limit & offset parameters added for pagination
  • Speed up
    • Fast links option
    • Folder edit's form
  • Approval workflow
    • Obsolete state added

1.6.1 (2018-04-03)

Compatible with Redmine 3.4.x.

  • Javascript on pages is loaded asynchronously
  • Obsolete Dav4Rack gem replaced with an up to date fork by Planio
  • Project members can be chosen as recipients when sending documents by email
  • Responsive view (optimized for mobile devices)
  • Direct editing of document in MS Office
  • Korean & Dutch localisation
  • Move folder feature
  • Document versions can contain letters

1.6.0 (2017-09-12)

Compatible with Redmine 3.4.x.

  • Folder permissions
  • Documents attachable to issues
  • Hungarian localization
  • Full-text search in *.eml and *.msg

1.5.9 (2017-03-01)

Compatible with Redmine 3.3.x.

  • WebDAV
    • Documents editing in MS Office
    • Support for rsync and cp commands
    • Disable verioning for certain file names pattern by PUT request
    • Ignoring certain file names pattern by PUT request
    • Caching of PROPSTATS and PROPFIND requests
    • Update folders
    • Finding folders by their titles
  • Approval workflow
    • Editing of approval workflow steps
    • Approval workflow step name
    • Approving from My page
    • An option to lock/unlock documents when approved
  • DMSF
    • Documents export
    • Public URLs option in email entries
    • Global title format for downloading
    • New columns in the main DMSF view; columns are configurable from the plugin settings
    • Not inheritable option in custom fields

1.5.8 (2016-10-21)

Compatible with Redmine 3.3.x.

  • Drag&Drop for a new content in the new revision form
  • Tree view optimization for speed
  • Wiki macros revision: dmsfd X dmsfdesc
  • Support for deleting users

1.5.7 (2016-08-12)

Compatible with Redmine 3.3.x.

  • SQLite compatibility
  • Lock/Unlock feature for global approval workflows
  • Document ID in the document's details
  • New wiki macros (thumbnail, approval workflow)
  • Searchable pick lists
  • Tree view as an user's option
  • Italian localisation

1.5.6 (2016-02-04)

Compatible with Redmine 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

  • Uploading of large files (>2GB)
  • Support for *.svg and *.py in wiki macros
  • File name formatting while downloading

1.5.5 (2015-10-19)

Compatible with Redmine 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

  • Maintenance release

1.5.4 (2015-09-17)

Compatible with Redmine 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

  • New DMSF macro for in-line pictures
  • File name updating when a new content is uploaded
  • System files filtering when working with WebDAV

1.5.3 (2015-08-10)

Compatible with Redmine 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

  • Plupload 2.1.8
  • Redmine >= 3.0 required

1.5.2 (2015-07-14)

Compatible with Redmine 3.0.x, 2.6.x, 2.5.x.


1.5.1 (2015-04-02)

Compatible with Redmine 2.6.x, 2.5.x.

  • Approval workflow copying
  • Polish localization
  • Custom versions for new document revisions
  • External links

1.4.9 (2014-10-17)

Compatible with Redmine 2.6.x, 2.5.x, 2.4.x, 2.3.x.

  • Trash bin
  • Standard Redmine's upload form with progress bar for files > 100 MB
  • WebDAV library upgrade

1.4.8 (2014-04-17)

Compatible with Redmine 2.5.x, 2.4.x, 2.3.x.

  • Symbolic links
  • Document tagging
  • Localization of email notifications
  • An option to send document links by email

1.4.7 (2014-01-16)

Compatible with Redmine 2.4.x.

  • Open approvals in My page
  • Custom fields
  • Speeding up
  • Code revision

1.4.6 (2013-10-18)

Compatible with Redmine 2.3.x.

  • Approval workflow

1.4.5 (2012-07-20)

Compatible with Redmine 2.3.x.

User ratings

  by Diego Plaza 7 months ago

That plugin makes handling files and documents in Redmine much easier.
Also the support by the developer is absolutely great.

  by Bolesław Kalinowski 9 months ago

Useful, with fast response time

  by Rene Goral about 1 year ago

That plugin makes handling files and documents in Redmine much easier.
Also the support by the developer is absolutely great.

  by Black Zajaz over 1 year ago

Thanks, great plugin.
Thank you for your work!!!

  by maixm masygreen about 2 years ago

Change link to

  by gb chen over 2 years ago

hi~my respecter

How can the admin specify numbers of recipients via email about the notifications ,no matter updated or added new files in the willing folders?

Email notifications for directories and/or documents

  by 林 钱 over 2 years ago

  by Станислав Коледа over 3 years ago

  by Henry Li almost 4 years ago

It's a great plugin!
WebDAV feature works very well!
And RaiDrive ( is a good tool to mount webdav folder as local drive on windows.

  by luna icy about 4 years ago

great plugin

  by jonny wu over 4 years ago

Great plugin for file management on Redmine

  by Pavel Bačo over 5 years ago

excelent plugin, great support, and usefull documentation

  by Eric Deitrick almost 6 years ago

This has worked great since implementing. Very nice integration with issues and projects

  by Mischa Mundwiler almost 6 years ago

  by Bruce Schaller almost 7 years ago

We use this for document change control for engineering projects. Works well.

  by intera jk over 7 years ago

installation went relatively well and it worked right away, with search in pdfs and similar.

  by Kush Suryavanshi over 7 years ago

Quintessential. Thank you. Hope this(or something similar that provides directory structure) becomes part of Redmine.

  by Alejandro Ramirez almost 8 years ago

excellent plugin. and most used. btw, Does someone know how we can install xapian on windows?

  by Jeff Chen over 8 years ago

where i can download version 1.5.2

  by 涛 蒋 almost 9 years ago

I haven't used

  by Agustin Ivorra almost 9 years ago

Excelente plugin para poder gestionar documentos y llevar la información al día. Permitiendo a los usuarios acceder siempre a la última documentación.

  by Jan from Planio almost 9 years ago

A lot of functionality but poor choices in UI/UX. Not consistent with Redmine's user interface at all...

  by Waldemar Chlipalski about 9 years ago


  by Publius Enigma over 9 years ago

Is it Redmine 2.6.x compatibile or not?
I used it in older versions and it was perfect.

  by James Niles over 9 years ago

How to use it? Dissapointed :(

  by over 9 years ago

Hard to usage. Lots of bugs!!

  by Nguyen Ba Tan over 9 years ago


  by Georgi Markov over 9 years ago

Using it for more than a year now. Indispensable! Needs just some minor polishing. Thanks alot and keep up the good work!

  by Mehmet Zeki Ogulmus over 9 years ago


  by Thorsten Jäger over 9 years ago

This is the most used and for us a mission critical Plugin !!

  by m mahdi over 9 years ago

  by Harris Byun over 9 years ago

  by Todd Hambley almost 10 years ago

  by NIRMAL MATHIMARAN almost 10 years ago

Is it possible to set a deadline for the workflows?

  by Lu Pon about 10 years ago

work very well and it's usefull for non-software dev uses of redmine ;)

  by Robert Schneider about 10 years ago

Very comprehensive. UI is a bit heavy (many frames/borders) and the workflow could be a bit more emphazised.

  by Benoît Bleuzé about 10 years ago

The workflow management could get some more intuitive UI love, but apart from that, work quite well.

  by Ivan Rapekas about 10 years ago

Really great! Fulltext search!

  by Dipan Mehta about 10 years ago


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  by Martin Denizet ( team member) about 10 years ago

  by William Schey about 10 years ago