I'm working on web application that stores Word documents in Alfresco using shared Alfresco user account. I want to have a link in my application that opens a document in Word and treats Alfresco server as shared drive. However, users that can login to my web application don't have Alfresco account and they should not need to login to Alfresco in order to save the document. It that possible?
I think I don't get your intention fully. The easiest way would be to create a Network ressource on the windows Computers that is connected to alfresco. Then they could use your shared drive directly in Windows (and mostly all Windows applications) like a local drive.
You can connect the Network Ressource automatically with the credentials of your shared Alfresco account.
I never tried to provide credentials with the url (like in the old days https://userassword@yourserver/...), maybe it works - but... jjuugg. The other possibility would be to add apache as reverse proxy, configure alfresco with external auth and set the x-alfresco-remote-user header to your shared alfresco account on the desired url-pattern. Could be a security risk.
The best way would be to create a user account for each user...