ownCloud Web with Custom Configuration


The behavior of the embedded web frontend named ownCloud Web can be configured. This guide shows you how to do so.

Web UI Configuration

  • Single configuration settings of the embedded web UI can be defined via WEB_OPTION_xxx environment variables.

  • A json based configuration file can be used via the WEB_UI_CONFIG_FILE environment variable.

  • A configuration file takes precedence over single options set.

Web UI Options

Beside theming, the behavior of the web UI can be configured via options. Behavior customization can be achieved by setting environment variables in the Web service. Look for environment variables starting with WEB_OPTION_xxx for more details.

Web UI Config File

When defined via the WEB_UI_CONFIG_FILE environment variable, the configuration of the web UI can be made with a json based file. See the link for examples.

Embedding Web

Web can be consumed by another application in a stripped-down version called “Embed mode”. This mode is supposed to be used in the context of selecting or sharing resources. For more details refer to the developer documentation ownCloud Web / Embed Mode. See the environment variables: WEB_OPTION_MODE and WEB_OPTION_EMBED_TARGET to configure the embedded mode.