Local storages provide access to any directory on the ownCloud server. Since this is a significant security risk, Local storage can only be configured in the ownCloud admin settings. Non-admin users cannot create Local storage mounts.

Use this to mount any directory on your ownCloud server that is outside of your ownCloud data/ directory. This directory must be readable and writable by your HTTP server user. These ownership and permission examples are on Ubuntu Linux:

sudo -u www-data chown -R www-data:www-data /localdir
sudo -u www-data chmod -R 0750 /localdir

See Setting Strong Directory Permissions for information on correct file permissions, and find your HTTP user PHP Version and Information.

In the Folder name field enter the folder name that you want to appear on your ownCloud Files page.

In the Configuration field enter the full filepath of the directory you want to mount.

In the Available for field enter the users or groups who have permission to access the mount. By default all users have access.


See Configuring External Storage (GUI) for additional mount options and information.

See External Storage Authentication mechanisms for more information on authentication schemes.

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