ownCloud Web for Users
This sections describes the web UI from a regular user’s perspective without administrator privileges.
If you have been using ownCloud before but with the classic user interface on an ownCloud 10 server, you may want to check out section ownCloud Web with ownCloud Server 10.x to get an overview of the main differences.
The following description assumes you’re new to ownCloud.
The square in the upper left corner with the nine tiles is your application switcher. There you can switch between
User management and installed apps.
The new search not only scans the content in your ownCloud spaces, but also in applications like chat tools or on the web.
Depending on your preferences or light conditions you can switch between
dark mode and
Personal in the left sidebar you have your private space where you can upload files and folders or create them directly on Infinite Scale.
You can also share files either via public link or internally with others users on the same Infinite Scale instance by invitation. Either way, you can grant permission to access files as Viewer or Editor.
Shares you can see all files or folders that have been shared with you. You can accept the share or decline. You can see who the owner of the share is and who else it has been shared with. Then there’s the time or date when the content has been shared.
A click on the three vertical dots opens an actions menu. Actions can be performed on a file or folder depending on the file type (video, text, etc.) and on the permissions granted by the sharer.
Spaces are organizational units to sort content and make it available to certain members.
Personal, every user has a private space, while the
Spaces area is intended for collaboration, i.e., sharing on a larger scale.
In spaces, editors can do a little more and there’s the additional role of manager.
A user with editor privileges for a space can also edit the space name and description, change the cover image for a space and empty the trash bin.
Every space must have at least one manager. Managers of a space have all the rights of viewers and editors. In addition, they can: * invite additional members, * edit the quota of a space, * change the roles of members, including those of other managers. Downgrading a manager to viewer or editor is possible.
Deleted Files you find content that you have deleted from your
Personal Space. Here you can either really delete the file for good or restore it if deletion was a mistake.
If files in one of the spaces are deleted, they are placed in the trashbin of the respective space so they can be restored from there. Go to the
The right sidebar can be opened via the square icon with the dark or gray sidebar under your avatar symbol in the upper right corner:
Here you find details about selected files: name, size, last modification time and with whom they have been shared. From here you can also use the
Actions menu and reach the
If you have been using the standard web interface on ownCloud server previously, the new way of sharing may require some getting used to, but it’s even simpler now.
Sharing is either done via the icons to the right of a file or folder or via the
Actions menu or by opening the right sidebar and clicking
Shares. In any case, the right sidebar provides you a dialog where you can choose between inviting people registered on the Infinite Scale instance by entering their names or email addresses in the
Invite field and click Share or by sharing via link.
A quick-action link also works for external people not registered on the Infinite Scale server. Below the
Share with people section, provide a name for the link and set an
Expiration date and a password before hitting Share.
For security reasons, the only possible role for unregistered users is