ownCloud 6.0 Admin Documentation


This is the administrators manual for ownCloud, a flexible, open source file sync and share solution. It comprises of the ownCloud server, as well as client applications for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Desktop Client) and mobile clients for the Android and Apple iOS operating system.

Target audience

This guide is targeted towards people who want to install, administer and optimize ownCloud Server. If you want to learn how to use the Web UI, or how to install clients on the server, please refer to the User Manual or the Desktop Client Manual respectively.

Structure of this document

The next chapters describes how to set up ownCloud Server on different platforms and operating systems, as well as how to update existing installations.

Further chapters will then detail on integrating ownCloud into your existing environment, e.g. how to setup LDAP or how to mount your storage.


This chapter will introduce you to the installation of ownCloud in different scenarios.

If you want to just try ownCloud in a virtual machine without any configuration, check the section Appliances, where you will find ready-to-use images.


This chapter covers maintenance tasks such as updating or migrating to a new version.