Installing and Managing Apps

After installing ownCloud, you may provide added functionality by installing applications.

Supported Apps

See Supported Apps in ownCloud for a list of supported Enterprise edition apps.

Viewing Enabled Apps

During the ownCloud installation, some apps are installed and enabled by default, and some are able to be installed and enabled later on. To see the status of your installation’s applications, go to your Apps page.

Apps page for enabling and disabling apps.

There, you will see which apps are currently: enabled, not enabled, and recommended. You’ll also see additional filters, such as Multimedia, Productivity, and Tool for finding more apps quickly.

Managing Apps

In the Apps page, you can enable or disable applications. Some apps have configurable options on the Apps page, such as Enable only for specific groups, but mainly they are enabled or disabled here and are configured on your ownCloud Admin page, Personal page, or in config.php.

Adding Apps

Click the app name to view a description of the app and any of the app settings in the Application View field. Clicking the Install button installs the app. If the app is not part of your ownCloud installation, it will be downloaded from the ownCloud Marketplace, installed, and enabled.

Sometimes the installation of a third-party app fails silently, possibly because 'appcodechecker' => true, is enabled in config.php. When appcodechecker is enabled it checks if third-party apps are using the private API, rather than the public API. If they are, then they will not be installed.


If you would like to create or add your own ownCloud app, please refer to the developer manual.

Using Custom App Directories

Use the apps_paths array in config.php to set any custom apps directory locations. The key path defines the absolute file system path to the app folder. The key url defines the HTTP web path to that folder, starting at the ownCloud web root. The key writable indicates if a user can install apps in that folder.


To ensure that the default /apps/ folder only contains apps shipped with ownCloud, follow this example to setup an /apps2/ folder which will be used to store all other apps.


  "apps_paths" => array (
      0 => array (
              "path"     => OC::$SERVERROOT."/apps",
              "url"      => "/apps",
              "writable" => false,
      1 => array (
              "path"     => OC::$SERVERROOT."/apps2",
              "url"      => "/apps2",
              "writable" => true,

Manually Installing Apps

To install an app manually (locally), instead of by using the Appstore, copy the app into the ownCloud app folder (/path/to/owncloud/apps). The folder name of the app and the name of the app must be identical.

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