Enable index.php-less URLs
Since ownCloud 9.0.3 you need to explicitly configure and enable index.php-less URLs (e.g.
https://example.com/apps/files/ instead of
https://example.com/index.php/apps/files/). The following documentation provides the needed steps to configure this for the
Apache Web server.
Before being able to use index.php-less URLs you need to enable the
mod_env Apache modules. Furthermore a configured
AllowOverride All directive within the vhost of your Web server is needed. Please have a look at the
Apache manual for how to enable and configure these.
Furthermore these instructions are only working when using Apache together with the
mod_php Apache module for PHP. Other modules like
mod_fastcgi are unsupported.
Finally the user running your Web server (e.g.
www-data) needs to be able to write into the
.htaccess file shipped within the ownCloud root directory (e.g.,
/var/www/owncloud/.htaccess). If you have applied Set Correct Permissions, the user might be unable to write into this file and the needed update will fail. You need to revert this strong permissions temporarily by following the steps described in setting permissions for updating.
The first step is to configure the
htaccess.RewriteBase config.php options (See config_sample_php_parameters). If you’re accessing your ownCloud instance via
https://example.com/ the following two options need to be added / configured:
'overwrite.cli.url' => 'https://example.com',
'htaccess.RewriteBase' => '/',
If the instance is accessed via
https://example.com/owncloud the following configuration is needed:
'overwrite.cli.url' => 'https://example.com/owncloud',
'htaccess.RewriteBase' => '/owncloud',
As a second step ownCloud needs to enable index.php-less URLs. This is done:
during the next update of your ownCloud instance
by manually running the occ command
occ maintenance:update:htaccess(See occ_command)
Afterwards your instance should have index.php-less URLs enabled.
If accessing your ownCloud installation fails after following these instructions and you see messages like this in your ownCloud log:
The requested uri(\\/login) cannot be processed by the script '\\/owncloud\\/index.php'
make sure that you have configured the two
config.php options listed above correctly.