Store diagram files on cloud platforms

diagrams.net 16 Sep 2022

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When you use diagrams.net or one of our draw.io apps and integrations, you choose where to store your diagram files. Create unlimited diagrams and store them on your favourite cloud platform. diagrams.net doesn’t store your diagram data, so you don’t need an account to open and edit your files.

We support many of the popular cloud storage platforms - Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, GitHub and GitLab - as well as many other online file storage and content platforms.

This bring-your-own storage model has several advantages:

  • diagrams.net doesn’t store your diagram data, so you don’t need an account to open and edit your files.
  • All your documents and diagrams are on one platform, which makes them easier to find and backup.
  • Experienced, large and trusted cloud storage providers are more reliable and secure than companies that don’t specialise in that service.
  • Popular cloud storage platforms integrate well with a range of SaaS applications in addition to diagrams.net.
  • Larger platforms have better sharing and collaboration options - Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive support real-time collaboration with shared cursors.
    See how others edit and select parts of the diagram in real time in diagrams.net when you store diagram files in OneDrive or Google Drive

Select your cloud storage platform

  1. Go to app.diagrams.net.
  2. Select the location or online platform where you want to save your diagrams.
    Select the location where you want to save your diagram files
  3. If this is the first time you have selected that cloud storage location, you need to authorise diagrams.net and grant it permission to read and edit files stored on that platform.

Authentice to let diagrams.net access your diagram files

Follow the linked instructions for authenticating on your chosen platform.

Tip: Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive support real-time collaboration with shared cursors when multiple people edit a shared diagram file.

Troubleshooting authorisation problems

Authorisation is done between your browser and the cloud platform where you store your files. Authorisation and login problems are rare, but they can happen.

  • Browser extensions: Some browser extensions can get in the way of authorising applications to use the cloud platform, including some of the popular ad-blockers. Try disabling any browser extensions, and authorising diagrams.net again.

  • Cookies: Make sure you have enabled third-party cookies in your browser. If there are still problems, delete all Google-specific cookies in your browser, and re-authenticate.

  • Google Workspace: If you are using diagrams.net with Google Workspace, as an administrator, set Allow users to install Google Drive apps in your Workspace administration settings. If you are still having issues, first revoke access then re-authenticate using these permissions.

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