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Getting Started with ownCloud

Aditya Patawari

The only precise guide to help you set up and scale ownCloud for personal and commercial usage
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782168256
Paperback134 pages

About This Book

  • Learn ownCloud User Management
  • Scale ownCloud to support thousands of users
  • Integrate user management systems such as LDAP

Who This Book Is For

This book is for first time users as well as administrators who are interested or responsible for managing an ownCloud instance. You do not need any prior experience with any of the technology, including Linux/Windows, Apache/IIS, SQLite/MySQL, or even PHP. It is a beginner-friendly book, written with a first time user in mind.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting up ownCloud
Installing ownCloud on Linux
Installing ownCloud on Windows Server 2008
Giving ownCloud a friendly URL
Coping with large data sets and other PHP fixes
MySQL versus SQLite usage
Chapter 2: Usage of ownCloud and its Apps
Uploading a file
Syncing and sharing a file
Creating and editing text files
Sharing files using ownCloud
Using ownCloud calendar
Using ownCloud contacts
Viewing and sharing photographs
Listening to music and watching videos
Chapter 3: User Management and Admin Tools
Inbuilt user and group management
Integrating ownCloud with LDAP
Chapter 4: Securing your ownCloud
Hardening the web server
Securing ownCloud data directory
ownCloud encryption
Chapter 5: ownCloud Backup, Restore, and Logging
ownCloud backup
Chapter 6: Load Balancing and HA for ownCloud
The key strategy
The user data storage
The web server
The MySQL database
Chapter 7: ownCloud Application Development
ownCloud app directory structure
Setting up development environment
Database access for apps
Submitting an application to
Inspecting a pre-built application

What You Will Learn

  • Choose between SQLite and MySQL
  • Integrate ownCloud with OpenLDAP and Active Directory
  • Configure custom storage backends such as WebDAV
  • Back up ownCloud
  • Migrate or restore ownCloud
  • Load balance ownCloud components
  • Log ownCloud for debugging

In Detail

Making your data easily accessible on multiple devices is the primary goal of ownCloud. It gives you control of your own data along with the flexibility to set it up the way you want it. Community backup to the project ensures high quality software and gives you the power to modify and create features.

Getting Started with ownCloud is a practical handbook that provides step-by-step installation and scaling instructions. It will also give you an excellent understanding into how ownCloud can be integrated with components such as LDAP and WebDAV.

This book starts with a basic setup of ownCloud for personal use and then clearly scales out various components of ownCloud with examples This book will also help provide you with the understanding to integrate existing systems such as LDAP with ownCloud.

Starting from the setup on both Linux and Windows using either SQLite or MySQL, we move ahead to show you how efficiently user management can be done using ownCloud. We also look into storage backends and how to enhance the functionality of ownCloud by using ownCloud apps.

You will learn everything you need to know about ownCloud setup and usage for small and corporate scale deployment.


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