Configuring the Activity App

You can configure your ownCloud server to automatically send out e-mail notifications to your users for various events like:

  • A file or folder has been shared

  • A new file or folder has been created

  • A file or folder has been changed

  • A file or folder has been deleted

Users can see actions (delete, add, modify) that happen to files they have access to. Sharing actions are only visible to the sharer and recipient.

Enabling the Activity App

The Activity App is shipped and enabled by default. If it is not enabled simply go to your ownCloud Apps page to enable it.

Configuring your ownCloud for the Activity App

To configure your ownCloud to send out e-mail notifications a working email_configuration is mandatory.

Furthermore it is recommended to configure the background job Webcron or Cron as described in background_jobs_configuration.

There is also a configuration option activity_expire_days available in your config.php (See config_sample_php_parameters) which allows you to clean-up older activities from the database.