Connecting to Your ownCloud

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This section describes how to connect the ownCloud Android App to your ownCloud.


The first time you run your ownCloud Android app, it opens to a configuration screen. Enter your server URL, login name, password, and click the Connect button. Click the eyeball to the right of your password to expose your password.

ownCloud Android App: Add a new account

For best security, your ownCloud server should be SSL-enabled so that you can connect via HTTPS. The ownCloud Android App will test your connection as soon as you provide it and tell you if you entered it correctly. If your server has a self-signed SSL certificate, you’ll get a warning that it is not to be trusted. If this happens, click the YES button to accept the certificate and complete your account setup.

The ownCloud Android App: choose whether to trust SSL certificates that cannot be verified

With that completed, you’re now ready to use the ownCloud Android App. At this point, you’ll be on the "All Files" screen, which you see below.

ownCloud Android App: All files overview

By clicking the main menu at the top left, you will be able to manage the core functionality of the app. The options are:

To use Two-Factor Authentication, ownCloud server must have the the OAuth2 app installed, configured, and enabled. Please contact your ownCloud administrator for more details.