Legal Settings Configuration


Because of one or more legal frameworks around the world, some ownCloud instances may need to display links to both an Imprint as well as a Privacy Policy on all pages (both in the Web UI and within email templates). An Imprint document is a legally mandated statement of the ownership and authorship of the ownCloud installation. You can think of an Imprint as a rather fancy "About Us" page or an enhanced "Terms and Conditions" page; in Germany, this is known as an "Impressum".

Imprint and Privacy Policy links are shown on all public pages and in e-mail footers. Authenticated pages, such as files app or settings, do not show them.

Some of the more global legal frameworks prominent are:

If you’re required to link to either one of these, you can specify the link to them in two ways:

Using the Web UI

In the Web UI, under Settings  Admin  General, under the heading "Legal", you can provide a link to an Imprint and a Privacy Policy URL, as you can see in the screenshot below.

The values entered will auto-save.

Using the Command Line

From the command line, you can use the occ config:app:get and occ config:app:set commands, as in the code sample below.

Get the current values, if any, for the Imprint and Privacy Policy URLs:

sudo -u www-data ./occ config:app:get core legal.imprint_url
sudo -u www-data ./occ config:app:get core legal.privacy_policy_url

Set the Imprint and Privacy Policy URLs:

sudo -u www-data ./occ config:app:set core legal.imprint_url --value=new_value
sudo -u www-data ./occ config:app:set core legal.privacy_policy_url --value=new_value

For more information about these commands, refer to the config command reference in the occ commands documentation.

Viewing the URLs

Customized email templates and themes that were built prior to ownCloud version 10.0.9 need to be updated.

Once the settings have been updated, you will see two links appear at the bottom the ownCloud login page, one for each option, as in the screenshot below.

The Imprint and Privacy Policy URLs on the ownCloud login page