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ownCloud in a box

Published by Cornelius Schumacher
Based on openSUSE 11.4 32-bit x86
Homepage at

ownCloud in a box packages ownCloud as an appliance, so you can easily run it in a virtual environment, as a live system or install it on a disk.

Run the appliance, go to http://[yourservername], and follow the instructions there.

Also remember to change the root password of the system after the appliance has booted.

One note about the versioning of the appliance: The major version of the appliance follows the major version of ownCloud. The minor versions are not directly related. See the release notes for what exact minor version is included in the appliance.


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Downloads are no longer available for this appliance, as it is based on an OS version that we no longer support.

You can clone the appliance, then upgrade and build with a current OS version.

Release notes

This is the final stable release of ownCloud 2. Read more in the release announcement


1 file removed
1 new dependency
1 new file
1 new software selection
Build configuration updated


Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: english-us
Time zone: Europe/Berlin
Language: en_US.UTF-8
Network: dhcp
Firewall: disabled


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Everyone's comments

ozpoz leakeozpoz leake,

Hi all, I have tried virtualbox 4.3.36 with 9.01 and get kernel panic unknown block(0,0). On another machine with virtualbox 5.0.24 and 9.01 I get the same.
Any ideas?


Cornelius.. I am using a laptop that only has wifi. I get the card to show up (under hwinfo) but none of the linux commands work to connect to a wifi signal. iwlist, iwconfig dont work same as lspci and a few others. Why? How do I connect to a wireless network so I can get an IP and use owncloud? Its a broadcom bw4312 & I have tried multiple repos to try to add the drivers with no luck. Any help?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Sorry, I don’t have a simple answer to your question. As server application ownCloud typically is not used via wireless network, I suppose.


I found the drivers and cloned your installer but not only does it not install the wifi adapter but it also will not boot properly. Its as if when I clone it the whole bootable partition gets messed up. I have rebuilt it like 100 times and its the same every time. I have used dd, rofus and many other apps to write the iso but it never boots or never installs properly. Not sure why. Do you have any plans to update this to open suse 42.1?


I really just need to know 1 thing. How did you get suse studio to create the Preload USB Image? I can only create hd/usb image and preloaded ISO. Believe me there is a huge difference! as I cant get the preloaded ISO to install and the HD/USB image wont deploy correctly to a HD.


experimental features.. FINALLY FOUND IT. That is how you got the USB preloaded image to show up.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I didn’t update to openSUSE Leap 42.1 yet, because Studio does not support all formats for it. So the preload USB for example is not available for it. At some point I will have to do the update, though, to stay on a current and maintained base.


Any way to get this to upgrade to version 9?

I have tried a couple times, with mixed success. Tried via the web interface (on the daily channel) and also tried using rpm and zypper.

Once I had 9.0.1 almost working with a couple code signing warnings.

I am running 8.2.3 as a vm so easy to clone it and play with new version, no harm done.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I added a build of 9.0.1 now. This is not an upgrade and it also still have some code signing warnings, but it works as appliance.


Cornelius.. I am using a laptop that only has wifi. I get the card to show up (under hwinfo) but none of the linux commands work to connect to a wifi signal. iwlist, iwconfig dont work same as lspci and a few others. Why? How do I connect to a wireless network so I can get an IP and use owncloud?


So far for me, this is the best appliance version of ownCloud to run on ESXi. It does take some work to get fully configured, but I now have it running perfectly with full net access, upgraded itself via web interface to 8.2.3, full SSL with redirect (and I moved my SSL port to something other than 443). Figured out how to set the time zone properly, but looks like NTP is not part of this package so couldn’t get that working.

But so far I love it.

First step is to edit the ovf file to change the VirtualSystemType from vmx-09 to vmx-08 (I have ESXi version 5.0) and change the ovf:id to 83, and delete the manifest file (.mf) since you changed things.

Then import it into ESXi with the Deploy OVF Template

Once it is in, it is probably too small of a container to hold lots of backups. I changed the disk size in ESXi (say 300gb for example) then you have to use gparted to increase the linux volume size. Best way is to upload the gparted .iso image to the ESXi datastore, then mount the .iso image as a CD-ROM. Then set the VM’s boot option in Edit Settings, Options tab, Boot Options to Force BIOS setup on the next boot. Reboot, and once in BIOS change the CDROM to boot first. Then if you have mounted the .iso image correctly as a CDROM, and connected at power on, when you reboot it should go right into gparted. Use the slider to resize /dev/hda1 and pull the slider all the way to the right to make it as large as possible. Then disconnect the .iso image and reboot again, and you should now have a very large linux volume.

Then make all the network settings. Unfortunately, you have to do them manually using vi. I changed mine to static IP, set the gateway, set the DNS and added a routes file /etc/sysconfig/network/ifroute-ens33 to tell it the gateway. Also edited the hostname. Then try to ping to make sure it can reach the internet (probably only really needed if you want it to update and send emails).

Time zone comes set to Berlin time and is a symbolic link /etc/localtime – you have to rm /etc/localtime then recreate it with your time zone, i.e. “ln -s /user/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /etc/localtime” and poof the time zone is correct.

Get HTTPS working with some of the info below, here is what I did:
• head -30 /dev/urandom > ~/randfile
• the following commands will write the server key and certificate in whatever directory you are in unless you specify a full path:
• openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key -rand ~/randfile (pick a passphrase)
• openssl req -new -x509 –days 3650 -key server.key -out server.crt
• answer the questions about location and email address, standard certificate stuff and server.crt will be generated
• copy the key and the certificate to the proper folders
• cp server.key /etc/apache2/ssl.key/
• cp server.crt /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/
• edit the /etc/sysconfig/apache2 file with vi (following must be CAPS)
• cp /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.template /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.conf
• configure the main site to use HTTPS
• Edit the /etc/apache2/default-server.conf file and add IncludeOptional /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/*.conf line in that file.
• Edit /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.conf file as shown below:

DocumentRoot “/srv/www/htdocs”
ServerName localhost:443
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error_log
TransferLog /var/log/apache2/access_log
SSLEngine on
SSLProtocol all –SSLv2
SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl.key/server.key

SSLOptions +StdEnvVars

SSLOptions +StdEnvVars

BrowserMatch “MSIE [2-5]” \
nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \
downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ssl_request_log ssl_combined

• Restart apache with /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
• Enter SSL passphrase that you used (we will remove this later)
• Check if the port is listening
• netstat –an | grep 443
• That seemed good enough to get HTTPS working on 443 but a redirect for port 80 users is still needed
• Also browsers need a security exception confirmed because it is a self-signed certificate
• Set up redirect in apache, edit /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.conf with vi and put these lines in it:

ServerName youripaddresshere
Redirect permanent / https://youripaddresshere/

• Now move the listener to port 4430 if you want
• Alter the suse firewall rules by editing /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2 file to add port 4430 to the FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP line if you moved the port from 443 to 4430
• Edit the /etc/apache2/listen.conf file to add a listener to port 4430
• Edit the /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.conf file to change the virtual host to be on port 4430
• Remove passphrase from key with:
Openssl rsa –in server.key –out newserver.key then move newserver.key to server.key
• If the domain name is foreign, edit /srv/www/htdocs/owncloud/config/config.php and configure the “trusted domains” array. If you access it from the outside with a different FQDN than the box itself, ownCloud will refuse the login and tell you. In that case, you need to add your outside name to the trusted domains.

Then I set up all the standard ownCloud stuff, accounts, SMTP server, email addresses, folders, clicked the link to upgrade ownCloud which moved it to 8.2.3 (I don’t think it will go to 9 via web page update)

Did some interesting work with the client on servers. Servers don’t usually have users logged in, so you can set the client to run as a service on a server that doesn’t have people logged in normally:

a. Install ownCloud client normally but do not set it up for any normal users
b. Do not set up any shared folders with the administrator account. OK to enter the login credentials if you want but after that skip setting up any shared folders
c. Two stand-alone programs are needed to configure owncloud.exe to run as a service under the SYSTEM account, nssm.exe and PsExec.exe. Copy those to the ownCloud program folder
d. The following steps are from in the Client Setup section at the bottom
e. Open an elevated command prompt on the server (run as administrator) and change directory to the ownCloud client folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\ownCloud)
f. Run PsExec from the command line with the following syntax – “psecec –i –d –s cmd”
g. Enter “whoami” and verify the command window that opened is running as part of the nt authority\system account
h. Change the directory of this new command prompt to the location the client is installed by entering “cd C:\Program Files (x86)\ownCloud”
i. Open the ownCloud client in this command window by entering “owncloud” and the client will start but be running as the SYSTEM user
j. Configure the client normally now for what folders you will want ownCloud running as a service to synchronize.
k. Now install OwnCloud as a service using NSSM. Close the command window that was part of the system account and go back to the original command window
l. Run nssm with this syntax – “nssm install owncloud”
m. In the application path section, browse to the owncloud.exe file
n. In the details tab, under service name, change the startup to Automatic (Delayed Start)
o. In the log on tab, make sure Local System Account is selected
p. Click on install service. This will create a Windows service called owncloud that runs the client under the local system account
q. Now open administrative tools, services and start the owncloud service
r. Test the sync by dropping a file that you recognize in the folder you shared and verify it shows up on the ownCloud server (using the web interface to verify)
s. If you ever need to change what folders sync, then you have to use PsExec again to open ownCloud client under the local system account to make any changes in it. Stop the ownCloud service first, then get a command window running as the local service account with psexec, run owncloud.exe, make your changes, exit ownCloud fully, then start the owncloud service again

There you now have all my secrets, which answered a LOT of the questions asked here.

Stephen EarlStephen Earl,

I have downloaded and burn to CD Live CD / DVD (.iso)! On running this software I get the linux login and password prompts, on entering root and linux, I then get

Have a lot of fun…
linux:~ #

What command do I now enter to run Owncloud?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

ownCloud is already running by default. Just access the machine with a web browser via HTTP. This will lead you to the login page of ownCloud.


How can I add a GUI to this suse server? I’d like to install GNOME using zypper. Who can give me instructions for this?

Brad RubeckBrad Rubeck,

I can’t find the username/password to log into the console. I can’t connect via the webpage. All previous comments point to the description for the password but it’s not there. Those comments are years old so maybe the webpage has changed. Can someone just post the default username/password in a reply?

Brad RubeckBrad Rubeck,

Found it: root/linux

Frieder KettelFrieder Kettel,

somehow, the preload usb iso is only 423 MB, failed to download around 10 times and always brings an error when trying to install it on Harddisc from an usb stick. any ideas?

Wolf HerfWolf Herf,


How do I add the calendar function to the menu at the top left? Do I have to upgrade or install a new server?



I’m running this on unRaid in KVM is there any way to change the port, I’m already running something on port 80, main unRaid interface. Is Https enabled can i to https://[yourservername]?

Amod PatilAmod Patil,

The live cd/dvd has the yast2 tool. What to use for the preload image once it is written onto the hard disk.

Bruno RodriguesBruno Rodrigues,

What is the default server name to make the first access on? http://[yourservername]

Carsten JohanssonCarsten Johansson,

Work Grate with Hyper-V thanks :)
But I do miss that is no script or easy guide how to change every username and password for the SUSE login

Carsten JohanssonCarsten Johansson,

Ahh I did find it :)
Just login as root and then run “passwd”


I am using ownCloud in a box version 7.0.5 (inside VMware Workstation). How could I migrate data from the v7.0.5 VM to the v8.0.0 VM (or any other successive versions)?

IMHO, it might be easier if the VM has two virtual hard drives to start with and one of the HD only contains ownCloud database. In this way, we only need to move the virtual hard drive file from previous version VM to new version VM and normally, that’s (almost) all we need.

Scott CroslerScott Crosler,

Works great on Hyper-V! Thanks for making this!

Terence OortTerence Oort,

Hi All

I’ve Downloaded the live CD/DVD and setup on vmware, but upon boot the appliance is not installing onto the hdd from selection ownCloud in a box, then starts up with following message systemd-udevd221: maximum number (72) of children reached ??? then linux login appears. Did I miss something? or is the iso corrupt?

Thank you in advance

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

The live image works for me. You can’t install it to a hard disk, it’s only meant as live medium. If you want to install it to a machine, you can use the disk image or one of the preload type.


I’ve just downloaded and tried the VMWare image and it works fine. I mean, for test, it’s OK. But for real use, I need some answers. It would be nice if somebody could give them to me:
1. What to do if I need to extend the disk space? I know it currently has about 14 GB of free space. But in case I need bigger space, what to do? I mean, in VMware, I know how to increase virtual disk space. But inside O/S, what to do?

2. What about if I need to migrate server? Any “dump” function?


Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Don´t know if you are reffering to me? visit for more instructions or email me.

David WagnerDavid Wagner,

What is the user name and password of the owncloud login?

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Everything is on my website. If there is something you don’t find, please write in the comments, or email me.

Ruben SilvaRuben Silva,

anyone can help on how to extend the filesystem without having Yast ?

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Owncloud with SSL included as a start-script for higher security.

Ubuntu Server 14.04
Owncloud 7.0.2 (just update in terminal for new version)

Paco DiezPaco Diez,

Please, could you upload the .vmx (configuration file) for vmware machine…


Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Sorry Paco. The file on the server is my only copy and there is no .vmx file.

But, if I don´t remember it wrong there is a .vmx file created first time you mount the .vmdk.

Alexandre BoriouchkineAlexandre Boriouchkine,

Here is how to enable SSL!!!

Here is how I got it working in two steps:

1 Follow instructions from here, but notice that I did it little bit differently:

1.1. I used
head -30 /dev/urandom > ~/randfile
openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key -rand ~/randfile
instead of
cat /dev/random > randomfile
openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key -rand randomfile

1.2. cp /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.template /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-ssl.conf instead of
cp /etc/apache2/vhost.d/vhost-ssl.template /etc/apache2/vhost.d/vhost-ssl.conf

1.3. Important when you type APACHE_SERVER_FLAGS=“SSLSSL has to be in capital letters, otherwise wont work!!!!

2 Use instructions from here to load shmcb module; otherwise, u will get an error message “syntax eror on line 48 blah blah blah”

you just load and copy to /srv/www/modules ,

first you need to create modules directory /srv/www/
mkdir /srv/www/modules

copy shmcb file to modules directory
cp ./usr/lib/apache2-prefork/ /srv/www/modules/

and then, you should edit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf and add this line
#Load module shmcb
LoadModule socache_shmcb_module modules/

systemctl restart apache2.service

Now it should be working!!! Hope instructions are not too confusing.

Alexandre BoriouchkineAlexandre Boriouchkine,

when u use instructions from

Notice there is a syntax error on line
cp ./usr/lib/apache2-prefork/ /srv/www/modules/

there should not be any periods after cp command:

cp /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/ /srv/www/modules/

Roman DragonettiRoman Dragonetti,

I can’t figure out why, but I’ve been searching for over two hours on this site and I can’t find an instruction manual. I installed the ISO onto the HD and it installs correctly, but I need instructions on how to change the DHCP to a static IP. There’s a few examples below, but they’re cryptic and doesn’t explain what IP, DNS, etc goes where. Also, what is all this talk above about a graphical interface? When I installed it I got a simple console login. There’s no startx or graphical boot manager. Can someone give me the link to the instruction manual? thanks!


So, I installed ownCloud in a box into VirtualBox, and am now staring at SuSe command line.

How do I actually use ownCloud now?
I expected apache and mySql to be there and automatically started, and just to type IP into the browser – is that not the case?

Maybe I’m missing something, but I can’t seem to find instructions.
Thanks for help.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You should be able to just open ownCloud in your browser by typing in the IP. If you don’t know it you can log in to the system on the console and use ifconfig to show you the IP.

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Owncloud with SSL included as a start-script for higher security.

Ubuntu Server 14.04
Owncloud 7.0.2 (just update in terminal for new version)


Joshua MarshallJoshua Marshall,


If we want to update the underlying SuSE server, what are the login credentials? I tried admin/owncloud42 to no avail. Would like to know the root credentials so I can upgrade packages, etc. Thanks!

Joshua MarshallJoshua Marshall,

Edit. Nevermind. Saw the default root information down below. :)

Philip EbbertPhilip Ebbert,

I am trying to install the OVF file on an ESXi box.

I can’t get the eth0 network adapter up and working, only the loopback adapter is present.

Are there any tricks to getting it installed?

Ivan Guido MartucciIvan Guido Martucci,

Same here. type “ip a s” (without quote) in the bash… you probably see the interface named ens33
Use this. In suse doesn’t exist the ethx interfaces.

Philip EbbertPhilip Ebbert,

Thank you, the interface is ens33.

In order to get the interface working I had to create the following two files.

(Enable interface and assign statip IP)
vi /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-ens33


(Setup Gateway)
vi /etc/sysconfig/network/routes

And then edit the NETCONFIG_DNS_STATIC_SERVERS variable in this file with the DNS servers needed.

vi /etc/sysconfig/network/routes

(The network interface setup should really be in the install instructions.)

Paris WellsParis Wells,

you can actually run this to get DHCP working

mv /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth01 /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-ens33

routes file needs to be
default – -

Alfred AppiahAlfred Appiah,

the following will add a self signed certificate to OC7 in SUSE . 13.1
Taken from :
i used it in SUSE with OC7 and can confirm it works

Create a random data file

  1. cat /dev/random > randomfile

Create key pair

  1. openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key -rand randomfile

Sign the created Public Key and create a digital certificate

  1. openssl req -new -x509 -key server.key -out server.crt

Answer the questions and then copy the Public Key and digital certificate to the bellow mentioned folders.

  1. cp server.key /etc/apache2/ssl.key/
  2. cp server.crt /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/

Configure Apache to use OpenSSL (Optional)

Edit the /etc/sysconfig/apache2 file.


copy /etc/apache2/vhost.d/vhost-ssl.template to /etc/apache2/vhost.d/vhost-ssl.conf.

  1. cp /etc/apache2/vhost.d/vhost-ssl.template /etc/apache2/vhost.d/vhost-ssl.conf

Configure the main site to use HTTPS

Edit the /etc/apache2/default-server.conf file and add Include /etc/apache2/vhost.d/*.conf line in that file.

Include /etc/apache2/conf.d/.conf
Include /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/

Edit /etc/apache2/vhost.d/vhost-ssl.conf file as shown below:

DocumentRoot “/srv/www/htdocs” ServerName localhost:443 ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error_log TransferLog /var/log/apache2/access_log SSLEngine on SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 SSLCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:MD5 SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl.key/server.key SSLOptions +StdEnvVars SSLOptions +StdEnvVars BrowserMatch “MSIE [2-5]” \ nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \ downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0 CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ssl_request_log ssl_combined

Restart apache

  1. /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
    redirecting to systemctl restart apache2
    Enter SSL pass phrase for localhost:443 (RSA): ******

Check if the Port Listening

  1. netstat -an | grep 443
    tcp 0 0 :::443 :::* LISTEN
    linux-j9hf:/etc/apache2/vhosts.d #
Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Owncloud 7.0 with SSL (self-signed). Full Instructions included.
(Ubuntu 14.04)

Ruy SabinoRuy Sabino,

Thanks friend! Please, make a MD5sum for verification!

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

I have now updated the files with MD5sum, and also changed to a new link:

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Updated link:

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Updated link again:

Hopfully last time the link is updated.

Douglas RobersonDouglas Roberson,

Thank you, Daniel! I’m downloading now and will try to install to disk.

Alfred AppiahAlfred Appiah,

The root password does not work from the CLI. CAn you post the correct password ?

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

For me the root password works. Strange… Btw, here is a new link again. Somehow the link expires, but it should be fixed now. My email is Please email me if there are any further issues.

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Owncloud 6.0.3 WITH SSL pre-activated and Sendmail engine pre-installed. Full instructions included:


Paulo AragãoPaulo Aragão,

Does not have the “external storage” option. That is a feature available since ownCloud 5. Did you disable this anywhere or am I forgetting to do something?

Tried going to admin → admin and searched everywhere else but could not find the info.

Running on KVM after converting the VMDK disk to QCOW2. This is a test environment and mounting an external storage is mandatory. Really would like to use your build since it is very well installed already.

Keith WKeith W,

Unable to get Bridge Adapter to give appliance an IP.
Using VDMK

Andrew StewartAndrew Stewart,

Just installed the latest version 6.0.4 from the preload ISO, and all seemed well.
Changed “root” password
Changed to static IP
Changed hostname
Log into the webpage and enter the credentials u/p: admin/owncloud42
and its rejected, I cannot log into the web interface

Andrew StewartAndrew Stewart,

Haven’t found why/what the password is different, but I was able to fix this.
Delete the “config.php” file then log into the site again, it will require you to set up an admin account again and the data folder.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

As there are quite some questions about setting up SSL, do you think the ownCloud appliance should come with SSL set up by default? I could try to include that in the configuration, so that the images all would already have ownCloud set up for access by HTTPS.


I tried to share my owncloud which derives from yours with you.
but Cornelius Schumacher is not a known user :-)

anyway, get the stuff from my appliance if you want to.

Mark SchipperMark Schipper,

Hi Cornelius, It would be great if the appliance had SSL enabled by default, i would definitely appreciate it if it was included. In the meantime i guess i’ll keep trying to get it to work myself. :( Thanks for all your work on this.


Hi Cornelius,

Please share how to enable for SSL service ?


so, the =======

are line breaks. (sigh, what a piece of crap, this text box…..


Hi Rens,

Colud you please give me complete Tutorial for how to enable SSL on this Ownlcoud SuseBox ?


no, sorry, no time, and I am not an educational institute.
You can read below what I did, and optionally clone my appliance and see
how it works.
It needs some manual setup, which depends on your particular wishes and environment.

I did not find a way yet to automate the “generate a valid certificate” on startup, since it needs input depending on where your owncloud instance lives on the internet ( the FQDN needs to match the reality )


URL of my owncloud + SSL capable:


great. this stupid text box wraps the lines , regardless…….

the signify where you need a line break……

openssl genrsa -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key 1024 openssl req -new -key /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key \ -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.csr openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in /etc/apache2/ssl.crt//server.csr \ -signkey /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt//server.crt cat /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.crt \ > /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.pem

echo To allow the usage of https api in webui code you need to trust your
echo certificate as well:

cp /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.pem /etc/ssl/certs/ c_rehash /etc/ssl/certs/

oh swell. it even ignores the stufff
openssl genrsa -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key 1024

====================== openssl req -new -key /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key \ -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.csr =======================
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in /etc/apache2/ssl.crt//server.csr \
-signkey /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt//server.crt
====================== cat /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.crt \ > /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.pem ====================== echo To allow the usage of https api in webui code you need to trust your certificate as well: ====================

cp /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.pem /etc/ssl/certs/

c_rehash /etc/ssl/certs/



sorry, the make your certificate is the wrong one. (its from OBS, that’s where I got it from… :-) )

this is the correct one for owncloud:

openssl genrsa -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key 1024 openssl req -new -key /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key \ -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.csr openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in /etc/apache2/ssl.crt//server.csr \ -signkey /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key -out /etc/apache2/ssl.crt//server.crt cat /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.crt \ > /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.pem

echo To allow the usage of https api in webui code you need to trust your
echo certificate as well:

cp /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.pem /etc/ssl/certs/ c_rehash /etc/ssl/certs/

got ssl to work.
first of all, you need to change the trusted_domains variabel array
( or remove it ) from config.php in
It filters on domains you can login from. have a proper ssl certificate is probably better for your security…..

stuff that needs to be done:

a2enmod socache_shmcb
a2enflag ssl
a2enmod ssl
cd /etc/apache2/
cp default-vhost-ssl.conf vhosts.d
cd vhosts.d
mv default-vhost-ssl.conf owncloud-vhost-ssl.conf

make your self-signed certificates if you dont have a real one:

mkdir /srv/obs/certs openssl genrsa -out /srv/obs/certs/server.key 1024 openssl req -new -key /srv/obs/certs/server.key \ -out /srv/obs/certs/server.csr openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in /srv/obs/certs/server.csr \ -signkey /srv/obs/certs/server.key -out /srv/obs/certs/server.crt cat /srv/obs/certs/server.key /srv/obs/certs/server.crt \ > /srv/obs/certs/server.pem

echo To allow the usage of https api in webui code you need to trust your
echo certificate as well:

cp /srv/obs/certs/server.pem /etc/ssl/certs/ c_rehash /etc/ssl/certs/

change the owncloud-vhost-ssl.conf in /etc/apache2/vhosts.d so that it reflects the names and location of your server.crt and server.pem file
( at the ====> markers below)
( I removed all the comment stuff for brevity’s sake. )

:443> DocumentRoot “/srv/www/htdocs” ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error_log TransferLog /var/log/apache2/access_log SSLEngine on SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 SSLCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:MD5

=>> SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.pem =>> SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/server.key

SSLOptions +StdEnvVars SSLOptions +StdEnvVars AllowOverride None Options -Indexes -MultiViews +FollowSymLinks BrowserMatch “MSIE [2-5]” \ nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \ downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0 CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ssl_request_log ssl_combined

I think that’s about it. I will make these changes to my 64bit version of my owncloud app.


Hi, Cornelius,

I cant get ssl to work.
any ideas ??


Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Here is a guide for setting up Owncloud with SSL (self-signed):

If anyone is interested I could make a .vmdk (VMware viritual machine) with SSL already installed. Contact me @

Daniel HanssonDaniel Hansson,

Ok, so here it is!

Owncloud 6.0.3 WITH SSL pre-activated. Full instructions included.



You created and shared a great build that I use at home. For storing and sharing at home, it works exceedingly well and even works from browsers externally.

I wonder if you have had any issues with sync apps that I have encountered. For some reason I cannot get the sync app to connect outside of the local network. Oddly, I can connect via both a browswer and WebDav from inside and outside of the LAN while I can connect via the app internally. Yet, I am unable to connect via the app once away from the LAN. I checked the ports in the router and they all seem to work (as is also evident since I can connect via browser when away).

After some intense google-based troubleshooting, I tried modifying the ports in “listen.conf” within Apache and even added a custom port for connecting via :8080. Still, I encounterd the same issues when entering the address with the specified port. I know that my system does not have port 443 available for forwarding since it is being used elsewhere. Thus, I am at a loss. It seems the ports are the source of the problem but I am not sure what else to do or what to try. As alluded to before, I looked in the owncloud forums and other sites, but this as far as I can get with them. Any ideas or advice?


Jason ChanJason Chan,

I installed the virtual version on VMware ESXi5.1, everything is work well, but the SSL, how can i enable the SSL? I am new learner on linux, anyone can show the detail step on enable SSL? Thank you so much!!!

Mark RosenauMark Rosenau,

I downloaded and installed the virtual version on a VMware server running ESXi5.1 and had no network.
Exactly this problem:
Like the last post on that page, I renamed the ifcfg from -eth0 to -ens33, rebooted and it works.

I’m a linux noob, so I’m not sure why no-one else has mentioned this problem, but it seems to be common with SUSEStudio 13.1 builds on VMware systems.

mystery yanmystery yan,

I downloaded the preload iso version.
But I found the size of the image doesn’t match with the lable 1.01G. The downloaded size of image is 419M.
And I try to install it…. oh .. I found it just installed the suse studio.
There has NO owncloud in a box!!!


Why exim , wasn’t postfix the default in openSUSE.


Hi Cornelius.

this appliance is unfindable. ownCloud in the search box doesn’t do it, any way………
found this one through, then tried studio, nothing found….. then tried through your name…..
that worked….
I think studio is great, but the search function needs some serious love……

anyway, thanks for this one :-)



Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Apparently the algorithm for relevance doesn’t put this appliance on the first page. If you sort the results by popularity you get it as the first hit.


Downloaded & installed this on VMware but couldn’t login to web nor OS with the given details. Am i missing something? thanks

Filip HasaFilip Hasa,

Greate. but 6.0.1? Really Actual version is 6.0.0a

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

6.0.1 is the version number of the appliance. It doesn’t correspond 100% with the version number of ownCloud, as sometimes I have to fix issues in the appliance without updating ownCloud.

Quoting from the description of the appliance: “One note about the versioning of the appliance: The major version of the appliance follows the major version of ownCloud. The minor versions are not directly related. See the release notes for what exact minor version is included in the appliance.”

Aivaras SeduikaAivaras Seduika,

This is great – worked straight out of the box for me! But the 2gb limit was a dealbreaker. Looking for an alternative solution :(.

Nahil BenNahil Ben,

Hey, I’m new to this, I’ve downloaded the iso live cd , and I’m wondering if there’s a way to actually install it on the hard disk? or at least how to add external usb hard disk to be used later as the users space.

Miguel A. GarciaMiguel A. Garcia,


there is a bug while syncing a modified file shared with some user

tested in: VMware / VirtualBox / KVM image

steps to reproduce it:
1- Log in as admin and create user A and user B
2- install ownCloud-1.4.2-setup.exe on two pcs and login with user A and user B data respectively
3- user A creates a text file onto [userAdir]/owncloud folder, the text file is syncronized to the server
4- user A logs into http://[owncloudserver]/owncloud and shares the text file with userB with “edit” permission
5- when userA shares the file with userB, the file is copied to [userBdir]/owncloud/Shared
6- userB modifies the text file and save the changes, owncloud 1.4.2 client detects the change and tries to upload the modified file to the server, it get “BasRequest” error message

James MasonJames Mason,

When should we expect an update to 5.0.13?

Alexander HoffmannAlexander Hoffmann,

I run ownCloud in a box with ownCloud 5.0.9. I would like to update it to 5.0.13. However, I get an error during the update process:
Failed to create backup

Error updater Unable to list /srv/www/htdocs/owncloud/backup/ content 30.10.2013 12:27
Error updater Something went wrong. Rolling back. 30.10.2013 12:27

Any suggestions how I can update safely?

Kevin MendezKevin Mendez,

I am a total Noob and have some questions. I downloaded the pre-load image and the USB ISO image. When I boot from my usb drive I wait until I get a login prompt. I pu tin root/linux for credentials which are accepted but then what? I have no idea what to do after that….

Kevin MendezKevin Mendez,

Ok, figured it out. I had to run “ip a s” from the command line in order to get my IP address. I then went to that address from another computer and logged in with admin/owncloud42. It’s upgrading to 5.0.11 as I’mwriting this.


What a crap. 234432 questions about the Login credentials – and no working answer. root / Linux DOES NOT WORK for a local Login.


Talking about the ISO Image


What is the web interface login and password of owncloud, the default root and linux does not work in the web interface.

gerardo andradegerardo andrade,

login as admin with the password owncloud42

gerardo andradegerardo andrade,

Changing port other than 80 on /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
Did not work, is there another location to modify?

Ralf StraussRalf Strauss,

you must stop ore change the firewall credentials.

Marino EssedMarino Essed,

Works like a charme.
Only thing I miss: SSL would be very, very nice!!

jole jolejole jole,

Hi, is there any 64 bit version of virtualbox or kvm image of owncloud?

Best regards

jole jolejole jole,

.. because I want to have possibility to upload files larger than 2GB. Is any one have other idea?

Best regards


or alternatively, export cornelius’s thingie (kiwi export) and reimport it as 64 bit.

works. (although I dont think it is officially supported)

Matt ArmstrongMatt Armstrong,

I had the same issue with trying to attach a samba share and I was able to get it working with the below command. I am by no means a linux expert but hopefully this will get ya started. This is the only package manager/installer I could get to work….

  1. zypper install samba
Daniel MetzgerDaniel Metzger,

ohhhh my g….. thx so much. it works iam so stupid i have try it with apt-get install smbclient but this is only for debian i think. Big Thx

Daniel MetzgerDaniel Metzger,

HHHEEEELLLPPP puhh iam a absolut Suse Noob. I want to learn but its sometimes difficult to get the Information. I have installed the cloud in a box at an ESX and it works fine. But know i see that in the linux the smb client and ftp client is missing. I think that this is no configuration fr the owncloud. Think this must be installaed in the Suse. And now iam at the end. i have logged on at the sus by user root and password linux. but i have no idea how to install the tftp and smb client. Sorry but i need help for noobs with exactly commands and syntax can help me anybody?



you need to search for php5-ftp in yast2 → software management
that enables ftp via owncloud

for windows/cifs/smb support, you need to search for smbclient in yast2-software management and install that. that enables smb/cifs/windows support

Konstantin SavkinKonstantin Savkin,

Hi Cornelius,
Thanks a lot for a fantastic peace of software. Sorry for a newbee question, i did not find the answer in this thread.
I am installing the appliance with virtualbox image, works absolutely fine. But i can not understand how to mount external folder from my server. I am setting shared forlder in Virtualbox but can not understand how i would find or mount it inside of appliance. Thanks for a guide in advance.


OVF package not working on XenServer 6.2

Hernan MaslowskiHernan Maslowski,

Hi guys, can someone tell me how to configure the SMTP mail server?

Owncloud doesn´t provide a good explanation on how to do it the say edit: config/config.php (Where is this?)


“smtp”, “mail_smtphost” => “smtp-1.server.dom;smtp-2.server.dom:425”, “mail_smtpport” => 25,

Is this correct for this version?

Thanks for looking

oliver habeloliver habel,

Hi friends,
I’m really frustrated. Latest installation loaded today. Either in vmware or on a real laptop works the dhcp client. Fixed address on the networkcard does not detect the nameserver. VMware works only with NAT.

I need help.
Thanks in advanced

Eric CheungEric Cheung,

Hi! I am now using old version of ownCloud in a box, I am now want to update that without losing the data, how can I do it? I tried to use the updater but it failed to update…

Kevin SheehanKevin Sheehan,

Hi, any suggestions on the easiest way to increase the amount of storage available from the 14GB available?

Mycha DevelopmentMycha Development,

Working great! The only problem I have is the disability to change ports (buggy GUI)

Bonn ChavezBonn Chavez,

I have everything setup and working great! the only missing link here is changing port 80 to another port for external use. Cannot figure out what file and where this file is.

Any input would be very much appreciated

Dan NortonDan Norton,

Love this. Thank you!

Two questions.

1. How do we increase the max upload size past 2GB? I have another install of OC at home and I was able to do this by changing the upload_max_filesize in php.ini. This isn’t working on the appliance and I have changed exactly the same parameters in all the php.ini files I could find.

2. I want to move the data directory to network storage. I am mounting the partition in fstab and the html for the login page loads, but I get an error that it cannot access database. The uid and gid of the folders have been set to same user as web server and chmod to 777 and still no luck.

Chris DavidsonChris Davidson,

I downloaded the VMX of ownCloud (5.0.7) and it will not let me change PW until I set up encryption under the extensions. As they do not recommend turning that on for production, you may want to remake your VMX to not have that turned on in the first place, as turning it back off kills the ability to change your password. More info in the comments on this page (linked to comment).

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

This is a bug in ownCloud ( It will be fixed in the next version.

Martin LiuMartin Liu,

how to switch to mysql database?

Jonathan HusniJonathan Husni,

Can you advise how to fix this: The PHP module ‘fileinfo’ is missing. Thank you.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Where do you see this message? What do you have to do to trigger it?

Alex LinAlex Lin,

Hi Cornelius,

Thank you for creating ownCloud in a box.

I experience this error with VMWare image (ownCloud 5.0.6) too. This error can be seen on owncloud admin → Admin page (/owncloud/index.php/settings/admin) . The actual error is :

“Module ‘fileinfo’ missing
The PHP module ‘fileinfo’ is missing. We strongly recommend to enable this module to get best results with mime-type detection.”

There is no “” at “/usr/lib/php5/extensions”.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I added the fileinfo module to the latest version now.

Łukasz K.Łukasz K.,

1. how to enable PHP mod „fileinfo”?
2. “smbclient” is not installed – how fix it?
3. The FTP support in PHP is not enabled or installed – how fix it?

Daniel MetzgerDaniel Metzger,

oh the same problem i have too… please could anybody explain how it works to enable it

Łukasz K.Łukasz K.,

how to enable https ?

Kevin MendezKevin Mendez,

It’s under the admin section

ardiya souffleardiya souffle,

ownCloud is in maintenance mode
cannot get loggin

Andrew CraigAndrew Craig,

Whenever I get into the web interface. it asks for a username/password. I’ve used owncloud before and upon first boot you should be prompted to create an admin account. What is the admin account username/password?

Andrew CraigAndrew Craig,

and i’ve tried “root/linux”

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You find the admin password in the description at the top of this page.

Jim BeanJim Bean,

Some of these comments….
Wow, is all I have to say.

Andrew Millspaugh jrAndrew Millspaugh jr,

Hi, Im new to all ov this but when I load it, it gos to a pronpt black screen an ask for user name an pasword I have done that but where do i go from there is there a commant or somthing i need to do to get to the disktop GUI?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

There is no desktop GUI. ownCloud is a server application. Just use your web browser to go to the address of the machine, where you installed it.

Pedro SomozaPedro Somoza,

Err… Sorry for the rookies’ question but, the install ran fine, but whenopening, I get “Create an admin account” and I just can’t create it. Any idea what’s up?

Jonas StockelJonas Stockel,

can somebody please post a step by step instruction for configuring SSL?

Simon CruteSimon Crute,

follow these instructions for configuring SSL. You will either need another openSUSE box with apache on it, or re-install the apache2 RPM to pull in he files from /usr/share/doc/packages/apache2

igor Maternigor Matern,

Hello how do I sign up
linux-60qz connection: ?
Password: ?

can please describe one?

igor Maternigor Matern,

Hallo wie melde ich mich an
linux-60qz login:

kann das bitte einer beschreiben?

Jasbir SinghJasbir Singh,

Music Section does not recognize MP3 Data. No Functions on this section :(


“Couldn’t load plug-in qt-pkg”

present in YAST when software management is trying to start up. Yast dies.
:( It looks like suse is never ever is going to be working again. Where is this stability of 9.1 ???


I add here that client is looking for IP:status.php but it is in /owncloud/ folder not root one.


Just for people who runs into this problem too: when you configure your client you need to point it to http://ipaddress/owncloud/ – if you point it just to ip then system will not work because it is looking for files in the root directory of the website. The database and rest of required information is placed in /owncloud/

This would be handy to be changed so there is no need to do manuals for end users and explain to them why they have to do it one way or the other? IP addres or host name would be much more logical choice in this case.


Fixed by manually adding additional yast2 packages, some are missing in the system.

zypper in yast2(name of the package)



I setup owncloud to boot from USB using the ISO based installer

Configured a couple of users

Downloaded Desktop client but when I try to login I get error !
(BTW: not SSL and OS is win 7 64bit)

Trying to connect to ownCloud at…
Failed to connect to ownCloud!
Error: Error downloading – server replied: Not Found
Connection to ownCloud could not be established. Please check again.
I enabled loging – it might be helpful …. I’m lost !

03-26 21:26:37:949 “################## ownCloud en_GB (en_US) 1.2.1”
03-26 21:26:38:221 * Setup folders from “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/folders”
03-26 21:26:38:221 Network Location: ""
03-26 21:26:38:225 Returning configured owncloud url: ""
03-26 21:26:38:237 Current Wizard page changed to 0
03-26 21:26:38:237 Page_install is 6
03-26 21:26:41:219 00 client update check to “”
03-26 21:26:41:901 Client is on latest version!
03-26 21:26:43:566 Current Wizard page changed to 1
03-26 21:26:43:566 Page_install is 6
03-26 21:26:43:566 Pending request: QObject(0×0)
03-26 21:27:06:221 Current Wizard page changed to 6
03-26 21:27:06:221 Page_install is 6
03-26 21:27:06:221 Connect to url: “”
03-26 21:27:06:221 OO Custom config file in use: “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/owncloud.cfg_032613212706”
03-26 21:27:06:221 * writing mirall config to “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/owncloud.cfg_032613212706” Skippwd: false
03-26 21:27:06:221 Going to delete the password from settings file.
03-26 21:27:06:221 OO Custom config file in use: “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/owncloud.cfg_032613212706”
03-26 21:27:06:224 OO Custom config file in use: “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/owncloud.cfg_032613212706”
03-26 21:27:06:224 Get Request to “status.php”
03-26 21:27:06:224 OO Custom config file in use: “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/owncloud.cfg_032613212706”
03-26 21:27:06:224 Returning configured owncloud url: “”
03-26 21:27:06:224 OO Custom config file in use: “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/owncloud.cfg_032613212706”
03-26 21:27:06:224 Returning configured owncloud url: “”
03-26 21:27:06:224 Setting up host header: “”
03-26 21:27:06:224 Setting config handle “032613212706”
03-26 21:27:06:236 ownCloudInfo Network Error: 203
03-26 21:27:06:236 status.php returns: "
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN”

Object not found!


Object not found!

The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.

If you think this is a server error, please contact
the webmaster.

Error 404 Tue Mar 26 17:32:08 2013 Apache/2.2.22 (Linux/SUSE)

" 203 Reply: QNetworkReplyImpl(0×33d39c0)
03-26 21:27:06:236 No proper answer on “”
03-26 21:27:06:238 OO Custom config file in use: “C:\Users\BAS\AppData\Local\ownCloud/owncloud.cfg_032613212706”

Per FrejvallPer Frejvall,

OK, the Appliance works and I even managed to give it a static IP that seems to work. SSL, however, is a different story. I have tried three different guides for enabling SSL and none of them match entirely the setup used in this Suse.

Anyone have a simple step-by-step that matches this appliance? I really want to try the clients and they (and I) want SSL.



Eugene KaveckiEugene Kavecki,

Same issue here. It appears to use parts of several methods. I’ve tried several different tutorials etc and only ended up making my web interface inaccessible until I removed the changes for SSL. If anyone, including the publisher has any suggestions they would be appreciated.

Mike WMike W,

Downloaded Version 4.5.15, tried to start the VM but it failed 9 of 10 times. The only time it worked, zypper doesnt work because it looks like VM started with IPv6 and Zypper cant handle this … someone else similar problems?

Mike WMike W,

Okay even with IPv6 disabled I’m getting the same Error :/

Retrieving repository ‘Cloud:EC2_12.2’ metadata
Download (curl) error for ‘’:
Error code: Connection failed
Error message: Failed to connect to XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX: Network is unreachable

Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/?] (a):

Actual couldn’t find a solution on Google which solved it.

Mike WMike W,

Looks like the Repository is not up to date? Missing files?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

The repository moved. The correct URL is now.

Mike WMike W,

Dunno why, but still cant use curl in any way. curl (7) failed to connect to […] Network is unreachable. In my opinion IPv6 is disables. Ifconfig says:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:29:99:D7:77
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:3252 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:744 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:269622 (263.3 Kb) TX bytes:321385 (313.8 Kb)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:280 (280.0 b) TX bytes:280 (280.0 b)

Mike WMike W,

Solved … :/ after editing /etc/sysconfig/proxy everything looks fine…

J dJ d,

Hi Guys,

I have download the latest ownCloud_in_a_box.i686-4.5.15.VHD and its fired up. However i dont have DHCP and so no IP address. What im after is the root password and i’ll be set, Ive seen a couple posts of people asking for the same thing – but i dont see answer.



Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

The root password is listed in the “Accounts” part of the “Technical details” section on this very same page. Have a look a little bit above the comments.

steve davidsonsteve davidson,

What’s the seceret of its popularity

Mike BartelsMike Bartels,

hmm, on a first glance it works well – thanks a lot for your image !


32bit?! What, no 64 bit? Good day…..Also need an manual that explains this in laymans terms. In other words, what the heck am I doing? How can I maximize the use of this product. You know, some examples….

Rod Donovan

Stefan KurylowiczStefan Kurylowicz,

Is there any way to change the ports? i.e. from 80 to 8080?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You can change the port by adapting the apache configuration accordingly. It should work, but I never tried it.

Stefan KurylowiczStefan Kurylowicz,

how would I go about changing the apache configuration? when I type: /etc/apache2/ports.conf it says that no such file or directory.

Bonn ChavezBonn Chavez,

Did you ever figure this out?

Or does someone have any input on hot to change ports? I too have to use a port other than 80 and cannot find how.

Stefan KurylowiczStefan Kurylowicz,

So i have it up and running, its fantastic but I found out that my ISP is blocking port 80. I have noip set to redirect port 80 to 8080 but it still doesnt work for external access. Do I have to change the ports in owncloud in a box? if yes, how?


Josh D.Josh D.,

Great, but very slow boot speed.

Jens WielandJens Wieland,

hello, i try to upload a 500mb file with the webbrowser interface. the max upload filezise is set to 512mb by your defaults. the upload will take about 2-3hours. when the upload is finished i get the “token expired…” message and the file is not there. what must be changed to do a upload for a couple of hours?

sébastien LABROUCHEsébastien LABROUCHE,

Can you explain, how to update with zypper… if it’s available

sébastien LABROUCHEsébastien LABROUCHE,

to complete my question, i found that:
zypper addrepo
zypper refresh
zypper install owncloud"

Why not use zypper up -t packages ?

Marcos AlonsoMarcos Alonso,

Extrenen Speicher mounten läuft nich da SMBClient und FTP Support unter PHP nicht aktiviert ist.
Währe schön wenn dies von hausaus laufen würde.
Sonst Cooles Image…

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Was genau fehlt da? Reicht es, zusätzliche PHP-Module zu installieren?

Ben CostelloBen Costello,

This is a really cool project. It inspired me to build a Ubuntu virtual machine with ownCloud. I built mine with a desktop interface because I don’t like doing everything via command line. Check it out:

Frank WesterkampFrank Westerkamp,

Hi, everything is running fine with the new version. But i have some problems with ssl. I generated certficates and put them into default-vhost-ssl.conf. But i got ssl error 107 in firefox and chrome.
So can you tell me please where is my error? Or are there any futher instructions? I am not so sure that everything i did is correct. Thx for your help.


I was wondering if you could help me choose, as I do, ’cause when I do so give error, a help wanted, since their software is the best site …. could you help me? I beg you, thank you!

Theo RobinsonTheo Robinson,

Thank you, you have really have helped me.

Rahul AgarwalRahul Agarwal,

hey, can you tell me how to take a test drive ?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Just click on the big Testdrive button in the right side bar.

Karthick .BKarthick .B,

nice man but i am not use your os but great idea

Jason WatsonJason Watson,

Great work. I was able to get everything working great but need to change the port. I edited the listen.conf file in the apache folder. only way to acces the webpage is to change port back to 80. Am i missing something?


Jason WatsonJason Watson,

Please disregard above message i solved my issue.

Thanks again

Yeffer Ochoa ParraYeffer Ochoa Parra,

Hi Jason
I am wondering how do you fix this issue

Maya ManiacMaya Maniac,

Hi. When running the VM, all I see is the ownCloud logo on boot up. How do you get to the listen.conf file?

Phil ShimizuPhil Shimizu,

anychance you’ll have Version 4.5.3 (Nov 27th 2012) available anytime soon?

Maynor F.Maynor F.,

Nice Project.

Somebody can tell me what is the account of th database, please. I try with root/linux but I can’t acces. Thanks for all.

Gerald SchaeferGerald Schaefer,

soweit läuft die VM in Virtualbox unter Linux, tolle Sache.
Kann aber keine User anlegen, Meldung: The username is already being used

Gibt es da eine Lösung?

Danke schon mal…

Lukas GötzLukas Götz,

Bei mir lädt es nur, aber es kommt nix

Lukas GötzLukas Götz,

bei mir funktionierd es nicht, es lädt ewig, warum?

Luis Miguel GoncalvesLuis Miguel Goncalves,

Hi, There is any way to use the ISO and install to HD ? Then is possible to set a static IP from interface ? Thanks



1.: thanks for this great Image ! Coll Idea !
Question: Can I expand the Space of 16GB (You Standard VM Image)
16 GB is a bit low.

Thanks !

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You can clone the appliance, change this setting, and build it yourself.

Davis DarvishDavis Darvish,

Quick question . i am running this appliance in VMware ESXi and also have a windows server 2012 VM setup in esxi which is running ADDC … I would like to use my active directory as authentication credenditals for access to open cloud.. i have no idea how to do this or how it relates to LDAP.. also i see ldap warnings in the log does that mean anything ? any detailed step by step instructions would be great. btw because i am an idiot and new to all this stuff i only was successful in setting up my ADDC as a local domain called electronet.local basically because i dont know how to setup a domain name subnet “” to be my domain name.. all the records i need to change with my registrar and etc makes this way too confusing for a n00b like me..; anyhow please help.. thanks in adv


Blank Screen.

When I try to log in I only get blank screen. Admin or any user.
This occurred when I activated WebDAV.

I can’t get to the (admin) webinterface anymore.
Is there a way to reset condiguration?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I can’t reproduce this problem. Which format are you using?


i also get a blank screen


German: Ich hatte noch nicht einmal das System Passwort geändert und auch nur das Webdav Backend Aktviert und dann kam der “White Screen”. Hatte ein Snapshot und kann jederzeit das Problem reproduzieren.

VMware version konvertiert für vsphere4.1


I have exactly the same problem but on Amazon EC2

c cc c,

A few notes:

- the .tar.gz file is seen as very strange from Windows programs that are normally perfectly able to read .tar.gz files – however works just fine from Linux

- the virtual machine starts just fine (it is a text-mode server so there is not much to see there) – HOWEVER depending on the network-related settings in your OS and VMware installation IT MIGHT SHOW INITIAL NETWORK PROBLEMS – the thing is that the virtual machine is (CORRECTLY!) using bridged networking (meaning that the virtual machine can be seen outside the local host), but if you have a number of networks and the Virtual Network Editor in VMware is set on Automatic there might be cases when the virtual machine does not get an IPv4 address from your network DHCP server/router!

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

In which cases won’t work the network under VMware? What can be done to address this?

John McClaneJohn McClane,

Something similar happened to me, I use VirtualBox 4.1.22 on Windows 7.
The first time I booted the VM worked like a charm and still does using Bridged Network.

Then, I copied the machine and moved it to my Linux machine also using virtual box 4.1.22 on Lucid, and then the network was gone, could not get an IP address, not even the network interface was active

I think each time you modify or give a new MAC address in VirtualBox settings, udev assigns a new eth number, the solution I found was to edit (on the Guest OS)


or delete that file, anyway it will be created at the next reboot.
So if you move VMachines around, assign the same MAC or modify/delete that file

Hope it helps,

Ralf ScharesRalf Schares,

Hello, the extension .tar.gz seems to be the problem. Just renamed the file to extension .tgz instead of .tar.gz and extracting the contents using 7zip worked like a charm.

fabian nielsfabian niels,

im a little noob with linux but how can i install i only get command line interface pls help me

can i install i only get command line interface pls help me[/quote]

In order to get proper help, can you specify which are you using? Virtual (VMWare, Virtual Hard disk, Xen image). I am using VMWare with the virtual image, and when I start it in VMWare, Linux loads up and then I can access the ownCloud via the browser and IP address the Linux server is using.

fabian nielsfabian niels,

i am using on a pc just as os not in a virtual enviroment


This is great work, and appreciated very much.

Tim RobinTim Robin,

I manage to set up the owncloud, I can log in and create contacts, I can download them as default.vcf, but whenever I try to import this file, there is no success. Even after minutes it says “importing” and on the server there are messages like:

serio0: unknown key pressed (translate set 2, code 0xf7 on isa 0060/serio0)

[a number] atkbd serio0: use setkeywords e077 to make it known

How can I get this working?

Roland ScherrerRoland Scherrer,

There is an issue with CardDAV PUT, too. Perhaps it’s the same cause…

I fixed it by logon as root/linux and command…
zypper install php-iconv
…. and VM restart.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I added the package to the image. Will be in the next release.

Brenton LippittBrenton Lippitt,

how do you increase the default upload size limit?

feng chenfeng chen,

what is the password of the root user?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

It’s listed in the “Technical Details” section a bit above on this same page.


Hi. I’m also using the VMWare appliance. How to change the access to https?
Don’t know very much about Linux and need a little bit help.
Can someone explain how to do this?

Phil RostenPhil Rosten,

This is great, I never could get everything going right without the appliance. .. But, since this is an appliance, why not give it the host name of “owncloud” and put the Owncloud directory in the webserver root, so you could just start it up with: http://owncloud/ ?


Hello check out “openOS”, it´s perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brock PedersenBrock Pedersen,

I downloaded the vmware appliance and there is a very weird bug with the networking. I cannot disable ipv6 to allow ipv4 to start working.
I have tried to follow some guides, but i don’t think its working, and I can’t see the error during bootup cause it goes by so quickly.
Does anyone else have this issue? Novie openSUSE user, my usual linux commands don’t seem to like me very much.
It also complains A LOT about a martian address, i’ve never ever ever seen this problem. I can hardly type a sentence before it tells me i have martians.

Ray HornerRay Horner,

Nice Work! I uploaded this to EC2 and was able to get in and am up and running. When I go to the settings page i get the following error at the top of the page.

Security Warning
Your data directory and your files are probably accessible from the internet. The .htaccess file that ownCloud provides is not working. We strongly suggest that you configure your webserver in a way that the data directory is no longer accessible or you move the data directory outside the webserver document root.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Sebastian R.Sebastian R.,

Any solution for this? I have the issue.

Sebastian R.Sebastian R.,

Ok, actually the challenge seems to be just a little bit bigger than what I’m willing to investigate for now: In order to get the .htaccess working as desired, I changed “AllowOverride None” to “AllowOverride All” in the Apache2 default server config file and then enabled modrewrite by calling “a2enmod rewrite”, now that part seems to work but I get a 403-forbidden and in addition a 404 error page not found when trying to log-on so apparently the line in the htaccess that deals with 403 errors is not working somehow.

Anyways, I think it is a great appliance but if you use it out of the box, be aware that all your files are essentially public.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I found a way how to fix this problem. Will be in the next release.

Michael PragerMichael Prager,

The VMware / VirtualBox / KVM image (806a88d03c902e867ca78192fad2fbf1) is broken. Whatever it is, it is neither a valid gz, tar or vmx file.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

It works for me. The dowloaded file is a tar.gz with contains an directory with the actual image files. I tried it with KVM and it runs fine.

Evil Mr BEvil Mr B,

I tried ownCloud-in-a-box yesterday and I think it’s great but I just cannot figure how to do a permanent from the live CD. I tried the preload version too without any luck. I know there is a link to view install instructions but when I go to it I cannot for the life of me find what I need.

Can anybody help me with more detailed instructions, please?


Hi, is that owncloud release ralated to a PAM authentication and linux accounts. I’m looking for a way to do that on debian arm architecture, and I am looking around for options.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

This appliance uses the built-in account system, so ownCloud accounts are separate from Linux accounts.


Another question. I cloned the VM and set the IP to static. When the VM runs on a Windows-Server which uses dyndns via Port 80 through my NAT, is it possible to access the owncloud-VM via the same link? Acctually Im using the Homeserver, which has a feature called remote-access. You can acces the Website through Is it possible to access the VM by adding /owncloud or a portnumber to make it accessable from the entire Internet? :)


Hey there. Im looking for a specific solution to get own cloud working on a windows homeserver, through virtualbox. BUT Im not really in to Linux..So I was just wondering, if there is a tutorial to get the box working? I’ve downloaded the Live version and have installed it on a virtual disk in virtualbox. How can I use it now? Just visit “localhost/owncloud/” in the browser of my hostsystem? Isnt localhost the name for the hostsystem as well? Im confused! Is there a short tutorial out there?
Anyway, great work1


Now its working. Awesome. Thats, what Ive done:
Download virtual vmdk-file for virtualbox
Configure virtualbox with bridged network
find out, what Ip adress is used by the running suse instance by login in as root and typing “ifconfig”
what youll get is the ipadress which has to be added to your browser “http://yourip/owncloud”

Awesome! Thanks! :)

Ryan StutzmanRyan Stutzman,

Ok, I’m a linux noob trying to get this going and learn something in the process. Here’s what I’ve done and where I’m at….

1. Uploaded and launched the default AMI to my EC2 account.
Once the instance was running, I went to http:/[EIP]/owncloud but no dice.
I decided to connect to SSH in Putty. Problem is I was never given the option to download the key pair (.pem file) which I would need to convert to a .ppk file in order to access SSH. Doh!
2. Created a duplicate AMI with my own key pair and was able to get in via Putty. However, I still cant get in through the browser. I’ve tried everything! (but the right thing apparently). Any help would be very much appreciated!


Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Click on the “View connection info…” link in the list of images running on EC2 at There you’ll get the option to download the key pair.

Clemens MoolhuijzenClemens Moolhuijzen,

My client can’t synchronize because the system time between the server and the client differs too much.
The time on the client and the server differs only 2 seconds. But I think it has to do with the time zone.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I would recommend running NTP on both server and client to make sure the times match.

Clemens MoolhuijzenClemens Moolhuijzen,

Can you please tell me how to manage this on the server site? And should the server be in the same timezone as the client.

Clemens MoolhuijzenClemens Moolhuijzen,

I placed the owncloud server in the DMZ. Can you tell me where I can put the command to define the route? After a reboot I have to run the command:
route add default gw eth0

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Have you tried putting that into the boot script of the appliance (on the Configuration/Scripts tab)?

Clemens MoolhuijzenClemens Moolhuijzen,

How can I put that into the boot script? I believe I can’t manage my virtual appliance with the gui, so how is it possible to go to the configuration tab?


Can’t connect to owncloud from Windows Browser when using vbox. Not even the login is displayed and I tried every network type. It doesn’t works, what do I make wrong?


Found changed to virtual istead of media, to test it.
But for me the Vbox maschin is the same, like the one i set up, but with mine didn’t get an IP if i lookup ifconfig. Stupit. But this way it works.


What excactly have you done after installing it in vbox?


When I boot from the LiveCD version 4.0.2, I am prompted for the linux-erxq username/password. I enter admin/owncloud42 but these credentials are rejected.
What are the correct credentials? Is this a bug?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

It’s not a bug. You have to use the credentials of the system users. See the section “Accounts” a little bit above in the description of the configuration. The admin/owncloud42 credentials are only for the web interface.

Faris NasirFaris Nasir,

jk just kiding i need help when i bootown cloud in a box it says this starting ssh deamon ..done
and thats all its saying

Faris NasirFaris Nasir,

c++c++c+++c++c++c++c++c++c++ do that

David FergusonDavid Ferguson,

There has got to me more to getting this to work then simply booting a usb and type http://localhost/owncloud. I stumbled across owncloud and wanted to give it a test. I have downloaded both the Virt (running on openbox) and the bootable usb. Each boots to the linux shell. Now what? I can’t just simply type http://localhost/owncloud. it doesn’t open anything. “page cannot be displayed” As I said I am new so I just must be missing something, somethings?? Someone Please educate me.

David FergusonDavid Ferguson,

I have made good progress. Changed network setting from NAT to Bridged and I can now access ownCloud. I have a few ongoing issues that I have not resolved. Some I have seen here but no known resolution. anyway.
1. Can’t add new user. I see a couple of people have mentioned it but I don’t see how they have solved it.
2. I have the “The System time between the local…..” same as Tim Miller.

3. I would like to simple use my existing “photo”, “music” folder to share in ownCloud but can’t seem to do that. Or, Where does the VM version store the files it is sharing? On the virtual disk?

4. Last, I can’t goo to the web interface and add any file, no matter what size file it tell me the fine size is too big.

Tim MillerTim Miller,

I have downloaded and install the virtual iso and it is working.
Able to login into the web interface add a user etc.
But after I install the client I am getting the “The system time between the local machine and the server differs too much”.

So I am in the central time zone, install the America/Chicago zone, I check the linux server by doing a date and it is correct (Mon May 7 16:18:29 CDT 2012) and the windows 7 (tested on a xp also) computer same date and time with a time zone (UTC-0600) Central Time.

What am I missing? or steps to correct the issues.

By they way thanks for making a install ISO it is so handy and makes it easier for us that are not experts in linux easier. And gets our feet wet in the linux world and explorer more with linux.


Tim MillerTim Miller,

Note: I just downloaded the latest last week 3.0.6.

Daniel ZaborowskiDaniel Zaborowski,

Hi Tim did you manage to solve the problem, I’m using the newst 3.0.8 version and windows client 1.0.1 and have the same problem as you :(

Tim MillerTim Miller,

No I haven’t figured this out yet.
Any ideas would be great.


In the settings (The little gear icon) you’ll find an item called APPS. If you are having the problem with invisible users, look under APPS to see if LDAP is enabled. If it is, disable it.

Tim MillerTim Miller,

? assuming that you posted on the wrong one cause no talk about users issue.

goran bartolicgoran bartolic,

Hi, I just install 3.0.6, and it is working OK, but I can add users and it is working OK, unfortunately I cannot see users on the list…Why!

Cesare PuliattiCesare Puliatti,

Same problem here, using VirtualBox with 3.0.6 virtual image.


PDF Viewer doesn’t work…seems to be a openSUSE 12.1 issue

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

I finally got around to fix this problem. PDF Viewer should work in the next release.

Rudolf GablerRudolf Gabler,

Hi Cornelius,

I configured the ldap settings and when I login with a ldap user I get:

call to undefined function ldap_connect()

in /etc/apache2/error_log.

Is this a known issue?


Rudolf GablerRudolf Gabler,

There was a zypper php5-ldap missing …

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Thanks for the report. I’ll add the package and release a new version.

David BarberDavid Barber,

Cannot seem to add users to the web console? Any suggestions?

Joseph MulloyJoseph Mulloy,

I’m having the same problem. I tried in both Chrome and Firefox. I have owncloud installed on my home server on top of FreeBSD and I have a problem with the accounts page there too. At least on my server I can add users, I just can’t remove them from from any groups once I’ve added them to a group. It’s certainly an issue when it’s the admin group. Thankfully no one other than me even uses my ownCloud instance yet. I really want to get ownCloud and Mirall working so that I can drop Dropbox. I hate giving my data to a third party.

Yuan Chin SohYuan Chin Soh,

I’ve uploaded this straight to EC2, thanks for making an easy to use package. I’ve also been able to SSH in as “tux” but not as “root”, keeps saying wrong password. Am I missing something? Thanks!

Yuan Chin SohYuan Chin Soh,

I should also add that I’ve tried logging in as “tux” and then elevating via “su -” and it’s still wrong password. Thanks.

Yuan Chin SohYuan Chin Soh,

Figured it out, had to use the private key. :)


Why are you using 11.4 repos when your appliance is based on 12.1?

I tried to get this running in EC2, but I couldn’t connect to vm (no ssh, no http). I’m gonna investigate this yet. :)


Got this solved. One need to open the ports for ssh (and http) manually.
Next problem: How do I get the data saved permanently? EC2 service only supports temporary data storage which will be cleared after reboot. Any suggestions?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

What exactly do you mean by opening the ports for ssh and http? Where did you have to open these ports?

The storage of the EC2 instances should be permanent. Data should persist between reboots. If you terminate an instance it will be erased, though.


The Live CD/DVD did not work.
After booting from CD it cannot find CD or DVD (!)

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

This works for me. I can run ownCloud from a live CD just fine. Maybe there is a problem with the physical medium.

extreport extreportextreport extreport,

Hallo, why is access to OwnCloud not possible via https by default?
Or am I wrong here? – then say me please how to get it.
Reiner Gehring

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

https needs setup of a certificate. This can’t be done in the prebuilt appliance, but needs to be done after installation. Would be great to have some instructions how to do it, though. Maybe there is already some help out there we could at least link to.

Sergio RodriguesSergio Rodrigues,

hello, i can log in to the owncloud webpage but i can ot log in in tto the opensuse machine… please help

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You can ssh to the machine as root or as regular user tux, password is “linux” (see “accounts” section on this page). Obviously you should change the passwords when setting up your ownCloud appliance.


Make it better.

Dave ScottDave Scott,

What? I am not quite a nooby, but I must be missing something here. How do I install the Hard Disk version (or any version for that matter)? The file is a compressed file and once you decompress it, you have a file with a .RAW file extension. What do I do with it? I am trying to install OwnCloud In a Box onto a computer that is already running Linux (Crunchbang Linux") but I don’t see how to do this. I don’t care about keeping the current Linux on the computer. I just want the OwnCloud server on my computer. Can someone give me plain, detailed instructions? Thanks a lot.

hedgehok hedgehok1hedgehok hedgehok1,

What is the username/password for ownCloud’s web interface? How do I configure new users?

hedgehok hedgehok1hedgehok hedgehok1,

Sorry, was blind for a minute…
>> “Run the appliance, go to http://[yourservername]/owncloud and login as admin with the password owncloud42. Change the password in the admin interface and use the URL, which is shown there to access ownCloud via WebDAV.” <<

Bioinfo ESALQBioinfo ESALQ,

Hello, I just try to run as XEN guest, but when going create this instance it returns
Error: (1, ‘Internal error’, ‘xc_dom_do_gunzip: inflate failed (rc=-3)\n’)
It was working smoothly before 12.1 upgrade.
Any ideas?

Arnold VilleneuveArnold Villeneuve,

Is it relatively easy to extend the ownCloud to have additional nodes. Are their instructions for that anywhere?

Alberti RamazzaAlberti Ramazza,

I tried to set as the owncloud2 data folder of a folder mounted with s3fs (for amazon s3) ownCloud but fails. OwnCloud can ’write to a partition mounted with s3fs (s3 bucket)?

Sorry for bad English !

Miro ScarfiottiMiro Scarfiotti,

this is most likely a permissions issue, you have to make sure that the webserver user has r/wr access to the s3 bucket you are mounting.
Also, as a side-note/warning, mounting s3 buckets isn’t very stable and it often unmounts itself due to connection / timeout issues.
Hope this helps

Måns LarssonMåns Larsson,

Hmm, this is hard to use. Services fail to start at startup because of missing ip, ifconfig does not store ip adress permanent so a restart of the box forgets the ip I have set.

So, I need to edit ifcg-eth0, but I get stuck in VI-editor because I cant change keyboard settings to Swedish ( set Swedish in startup-screen, but thats ignored). Changing keyboard settings is not easy because I have wrong keyboard to even put basic commands. Yast is not there, is that to easy?

Anyway, last resort, download webmin then so I might get some sort of gui to the box running, but wget is not here either, and not lynx either from what I can tell. Funny, all I need to do in order to get stuff work is set an IP address and get proper language on keyboard… Im not a noob and not an expert either, baffled about me not getting this to work, will try some more….

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

The system is meant as a minimal system, that’s why it doesn’t include much tools. If you need more or you just want to change the network settings, you can simply clone the appliance, and modify it to fit your needs.

Måns LarssonMåns Larsson,

Yes, I do understand that. So far I have been doing;

ifconfig eth0 netmask broadcast

Then added gateway;

route add default gw eth0

Then I managed to “vi /etc/resolv.conf” and add “nameserver”

So, finally, I can surf to the box and connect ownCloud! If I restart the box however, the settings are gone. So, Now I am trying hard to get webmin on the box in order to getting it easily managed. I have at last managed to download the RPM;

curl -L -O

And when I try to install, it just does not, without any comments.

rpm -Uvh —nosignature webmin-1.570-1.src.rpm

I know, this is WAY of topic, but I just trying to get this minimal installation going… Is this box not supposed to install rpm:s? I am obviously missing something…

Måns LarssonMåns Larsson,

I am an idiot, ok, I know…

should have been downloading webmin-1.570-1.noarch.rpm

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You don’t have to do the network configuration manually. You can create your own appliance based on my one (just click the “clone appliance…” link at the top right of this page, and do the network configuration with the Studio UI. Then it will be persistent and you don’t need to add any other packages (of course you can still add some management tools like webmin or YaST, if you like)

Måns LarssonMåns Larsson,

Wow, I did not know about that. I am new on susegallery – what a feature to clone your machine and add stuff to it – amazing! Thanks for your help!

Gunde SvanGunde Svan,

I just got it installed under VMWare, was really easy!

One question though, I saw that the LDAP plugin was installed and enabled but I cannot find where to do the LDAP settings, there doesn’t seem to be a menuoption for it.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Good question. I haven’t used the LDAP plugin myself. Maybe you can find an answer by checking out the ownCloud documentation.


Hi, I installed it in a VirtualBox VM.
How do I run owncloud first time wizard ? what is owncloud default username and password ?
How can I configure it ?


Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

ownCloud is already configured, so you don’t need to run the wizard. The default username and password is in the description on the SUSE Gallery page.



Thanks for the answer.
I used the username and password from the description on the SUSE Gallery page but I still can’t login to ownCloud web interface (have no problem login to the machine).
How do I add users ?


OK, Found it.

Saurabh GandheSaurabh Gandhe,

I already have a server running(lamp). how would i install on that?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

Just follow the instructions on the owncloud web site. It’s pretty easy.

Brad WilliamsonBrad Williamson,

Without yast, it really makes network config interesting. Sure, ifconfig works but the average noob will never figure that out. This should really ship as DHCP enabled, and have some instructions on how to change it. Having a default static IP will almost never work properly.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You are right. I’ll rebuild it with DHCP configuration.

Jerry ChenJerry Chen,

What is the linux-kzmu?

Kai-Robin KleppeKai-Robin Kleppe,

Is there an installer for this program?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

In the download section of this page there are link with instructions how to install this system for the various different types of images.

Casey StoneCasey Stone,

Seems to be working! How to enable SSL on the appliance?

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

It’s standard apache, so adding a certificate and doing the standard configuration should do the trick.

Simon Gary ReynoldsSimon Gary Reynolds,

What is the server name after boot-up ? <> http://[yourservername]/owncloud
I used the vmware image – this failed <> httpd2-prefork , linux-xxvt (no idea or erros posted)
may try again, but must be more user notes, ie step by step
good luck !


I was having the same problem figuring out what to use for server name.
I installed ownCloud in a Virtualbox machine.
Logon the console terminal with the userid = tux and password = linux.
Enter /sbin/ifconfig at the command prompt
Write down the eth0 inet addr: such as
Go to in your web browser and the ownCloud
web interface should appear. Don’t forgot to use the IP address from the ifconfig

Logon the web interface as admin with the password owncloud42 as documented
at the beginning of this web page.

Hope this help someone.

@Cornelius Schmacher

Some of the other systems with web interfaces display a line showing correct command
to logon with the current IP address. I believe FreeNAS and OpenMediaVault both
display it.


good idea, good os


You need to add zypper or yast to the image so that people can update it


Are you planning to add also S3-type functionality? I need that to test something, but perhaps I must study how to install it myself. I must say the instructions seems a little complicated (Eucalyptus).

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

You can upload the image to S3, if you download the Amazon EC2 image, and upload it yourself.

George EngineerGeorge Engineer,

just to ask, this is a Cloud OS?

Rafael GomesRafael Gomes,

Great work. I can translate to Brazilian Portuguese if you want.

Ben GibbonsBen Gibbons,

it is a command line interface, dont like them.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

This is a server appliance, so the UI for the user is a web interface. Managing the system itself is command line of course, but that’s how it usually is for server systems, and there shouldn’t be much to do for this appliance on the command line, as it’s supposed to more or less work out of the box.


hey guy’s do you think you could vist my new os linux leopard




when i used it it looked more like a terminal than a gui


dont like it very much

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

What is it you don’t like? Suggestions how to improve it are welcome.




what’s the user and pass to access to the appliance console? It’s not admin and owncloud42.


I mean, when you run the live cd and want to log in.

Cornelius SchumacherCornelius Schumacher,

See the appliance configuration section. There are the accounts listed. The standard user account is tux/linux.



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