Configure the ownCloud desktop client

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

ownCloud makes client apps available for Windows, OS X, and Linux desktops, and for Android and iOS devices. Desktop clients are available from the ownCloud Web site. The apps for mobile devices are available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Once you have installed the desktop client for your operating system, follow these steps to configure it to sync with your ownCloud server:

  • Launch the ownCloud desktop client.

  • In the connection wizard, enter the IP address for your server. If you did not set up HTTPS support on your server, ensure you are using http:// and not https://. Click “Next” to proceed.

    ownCloud client configuration

  • Enter your username and password and click “Next”.

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  • Specify whether to sync everything or only selected files. Also, specify a location for the local files to reside.

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  • Click “Connect” and then “Finish” to save the settings.

Last modification April 8, 2020