You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
Nextcloud, the next generation Enterprise File Sync & Share was started by ownCloud inventor Frank Karlitschek to empower users to take back control over their data and communication. The company was founded as a spin-off from Struktur AG, a leading web conferencing and financial planning software company since 1995, servicing customers like Deutsche Bank, Vodafone, BNP Paribas and many others. Nextcloud gives organizations fine-grained control over data access, facilitates file synchronization and sharing across devices, enables collaboration within and across organizational boundaries and lets users communicate through secure WebRTC audio and video conferencing.
See our features page for more information about what Nextcloud can do for you.
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Nextcloud Server ☁
A safe home for all your data.
Why is this so awesome? 🤩
- 📁 Access your Data You can store your files, contacts, calendars and more on a server of your choosing.
- 🔄 Sync your Data You keep your files, contacts, calendars and more synchronized amongst your devices.
- 🙌 Share your Data …by giving others access to the stuff you want them to see or to collaborate with.
- 🚀 Expandable with hundreds of Apps ...like Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Video Chat and all those you can discover in our App Store
- 🔒 Security with our encryption mechanisms, HackerOne bounty program and two-factor authentication.
You want to learn more about how you can use Nextcloud to access, share and protect your files, calendars, contacts, communication & more at home and at your organization? Learn about all our Features.
Get your Nextcloud 🚚
- ☑️ Simply sign up at one of our providers either through our website or through the apps directly.
- 🖥 Install a server by yourself on your own hardware or by using one of our ready to use appliances
- 📦 Buy one of the awesome devices coming with a preinstalled Nextcloud
- 🏢 Find a service provider who hosts Nextcloud for you or your company
Enterprise? Public Sector or Education user? You may want to have a look into Nextcloud Enterprise provided by Nextcloud GmbH.
Get in touch 💬
You can also get support for Nextcloud!
Join the team 👪
There are many ways to contribute, of which development is only one! Find out how to get involved, including as translator, designer, tester, helping others and much more! 😍
Development setup 👩💻
- 🚀 Set up your local development environment
- 🐛 Pick a good first issue
- 👩🔧 Create a branch and make your changes. Remember to sign off your commits using
git commit -sm "Your commit message"
- ⬆ Create a pull request and
@mentionthe people from the issue to review
- 👍 Fix things that come up during review
- 🎉 Wait for it to get merged!
Third-party components are handled as git submodules which have to be initialized first. So aside from the regular git checkout invoking
git submodule update --init or a similar command is needed, for details see Git documentation.
Otherwise, git checkouts can be handled the same as release archives, by using the
stable* branches. Note they should never be used on production systems.
Building front-end code 🏗
We move more and more towards using Vue.js in the frontend, starting with Settings. For building the code on changes, use these terminal commands in the root folder:
# install dependencies make dev-setup # build for development make build-js # build for development and watch edits make watch-js # build for production with minification make build-js-production
When making changes, also commit the compiled files!
We still use Handlebars templates some places in Files and Settings. We will replace these step-by-step with Vue.js, but in the meantime you need to compile them separately.
If you don’t have Handlebars installed yet, you can do it with this terminal command:
sudo npm install -g handlebars
Then inside the root folder of your local Nextcloud development installation, run this command in the terminal every time you changed a
.handlebars file to compile it:
Tools we use 🛠
- 👀 BrowserStack for cross-browser testing
- 🌊 WAVE for accessibility testing
- 🚨 Lighthouse for testing of performance, accessibility and more
Contribution guidelines 📜
All contributions to this repository from June, 16 2016 on are considered to be licensed under the AGPLv3 or any later version.
Nextcloud doesn't require a CLA (Contributor License Agreement). The copyright belongs to all the individual contributors. Therefore we recommend that every contributor adds following line to the header of a file, if they changed it substantially:
@copyright Copyright (c) <year>, <your name> (<your email address>)
Please read the Code of Conduct. This document offers some guidance to ensure Nextcloud participants can cooperate effectively in a positive and inspiring atmosphere, and to explain how together we can strengthen and support each other.
Please review the [guidelines for contributing](.github/CONTRIBUTING.md) to this repository.
More information how to contribute: https://nextcloud.com/contribute/
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Nextcloud README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.