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.
  • HonorAdStartTls: can be enabled or disabled. The StartTLS option from SSSD configuration was historyically ignored. If set to enabled, the sssd/StartTls prop value is honored.

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/remi/php80/enable; cd /usr/share/nextcloud/; php occ ldap:show-config"

Log of php80-fpm

The log of php80-fpm can be found at /opt/remi/php80/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. Drop the MySQL database: /opt/rh/rh-mariadb105/root/bin/mysql --socket="/var/run/rh-mariadb105-mariadb/nextcloud-mysql.sock" -e "drop database nextcloud;"
  3. Remove the packages: yum remove nethserver-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 (WARNING: will remove user data): rm -rf /var/lib/nethserver/nextcloud
  7. Install Nextcloud from the Software Center