This package can be installed before or after any user provider like nethserver-dc and nethserver-directory.

If nethserver-dc or nethserver-directory are installed, the nethserver-nextcloud-save event will automatically enable all local users.

The package does the following:

  • create nextcloud mysql database
  • create default database credentials: user nextcloud and password stored in /var/lib/nethserver/secrets/nextcloud
  • add trusted domains to use with web access
  • create default credentials for web login: user “admin” and password “Nethesis,1234”
  • set english as the default language
  • set the user data directory as /var/lib/nethserver/nextcloud

The configuration is stored inside the configuration db, under the nextcloud key. To show it:

config show nextcloud


  • TrustedDomains: list of trusted domains added to Nextcloud config file
  • VirtualHost: set custom virtual host, e.g.
  • Wellknown: can be enabled or disabled. If enabled, add redirects for calDAV and cardDAV. This property has effect only if VirtualHost is empty.

Admin user

After installation the application is accesible using the following credentials:

  • User: admin
  • Password: Nethesis,1234

Please, remember to change the default password after the first login!

Customize virtual host

Set custom virtual host and add it to trusted domains as follow:

config setprop nextcloud VirtualHost <VHOST>.<DOMAIN_NAME>
config setprop nextcloud TrustedDomains <VHOST>.<DOMAIN_NAME>
signal-event nethserver-nextcloud-update


The Nextcloud backup includes the configuration file and all data of the users:


The database is automatically saved by nethserver-mysql.


When using occ command, PHP 7.3 should be enabled inside the environment.

Invocation example:

occ ldap:show-config"

The occ command is just a wrapper around:

su - apache -s /bin/bash -c "source /opt/rh/rh-php73/enable; cd /usr/share/nextcloud/; php occ ldap:show-config"

Log of rh-php73-fpm

The log of rh-php73-fpm can be found at /var/opt/rh/rh-php73/log/php-fpm/error-nextcloud.log

Cockpit API


Return mattermost status and configuration.


  • app-info or configuration


Example (app-info):

 "url": ""

Example (configuration):

 "props": {
   "Wellknown": "enabled",
   "VirtualHost": "",
   "TrustedDomains": "a.b,b.c"
 "stats": {
   "version": "",
   "admin_pass_warn": true,
   "users": "3"



  • VirtualHost: must be a valid FQDN or EMPTY
  • TrustedDomains: must be an array of valid FQDN



 "props": {
   "Wellknown": "enabled",
   "VirtualHost": "",
   "TrustedDomains": "a.b,b.c"


Same input as validate.

Full reinstall

As with many other applications in NethServer, un-installing the Nextcloud application does not remove the settings, stored files, or the database. Here are the suggested steps to do a full un-install and re-install with a fresh configuration:

  1. Uninstall Nextcloud using the admin page
  2. Remove the packages: yum remove nethserver-nextcloud nextcloud
  3. Drop the MySQL database: mysql -e "drop database nextcloud"
  4. Remove the whole Nextcloud directory: rm -rf /usr/share/nextcloud/
  5. Remove the e-smith DB configuration: config delete nextcloud
  6. Remove the NethServer config directory: rm -rf /var/lib/nethserver/nextcloud
  7. Install Nextcloud from the Software Center