Automatic Configuration Setup

If you need to install ownCloud on multiple servers, you normally do not want to set up each instance separately as described in Database Configuration. For this reason, ownCloud provides an automatic configuration feature.

To take advantage of this feature, you must create a configuration file, called ../owncloud/config/autoconfig.php, and set the file parameters as required. You can specify any number of parameters in this file. Any unspecified parameters appear on the “Finish setup” screen when you first launch ownCloud.

The ../owncloud/config/autoconfig.php is automatically removed after the initial configuration has been applied.

Parameters

When configuring parameters, you must understand that two parameters are named differently in this configuration file when compared to the standard config.php file.

autoconfig.php config.php
directory datadirectory
dbpass dbpassword

Automatic Configurations Examples

The following sections provide sample automatic configuration examples and what information is requested at the end of the configuration.

Data Directory

Using the following parameter settings, the “Finish setup” screen requests database and admin credentials settings.

<?php
$AUTOCONFIG = array(
  "directory"     => "/www/htdocs/owncloud/data",
);

SQLite Database

Using the following parameter settings, the “Finish setup” screen requests data directory and admin credentials settings.

<?php
$AUTOCONFIG = array(
  "dbtype"        => "sqlite",
  "dbname"        => "owncloud",
  "dbtableprefix" => "",
);

MySQL Database

Using the following parameter settings, the “Finish setup” screen requests data directory and admin credentials settings.

<?php
$AUTOCONFIG = array(
  "dbtype"        => "mysql",
  "dbname"        => "owncloud",
  "dbuser"        => "username",
  "dbpass"        => "password",
  "dbhost"        => "localhost",
  "dbtableprefix" => "",
);

Note

Keep in mind that the automatic configuration does not eliminate the need for creating the database user and database in advance, as described in Database Configuration.

PostgreSQL Database

Using the following parameter settings, the “Finish setup” screen requests data directory and admin credentials settings.

<?php
$AUTOCONFIG = array(
  "dbtype"        => "pgsql",
  "dbname"        => "owncloud",
  "dbuser"        => "username",
  "dbpass"        => "password",
  "dbhost"        => "localhost",
  "dbtableprefix" => "",
);

Note

Keep in mind that the automatic configuration does not eliminate the need for creating the database user and database in advance, as described in Database Configuration.

All Parameters

Using the following parameter settings, because all parameters are already configured in the file, the ownCloud installation skips the “Finish setup” screen.

<?php
$AUTOCONFIG = array(
  "dbtype"        => "mysql",
  "dbname"        => "owncloud",
  "dbuser"        => "username",
  "dbpass"        => "password",
  "dbhost"        => "localhost",
  "dbtableprefix" => "",
  "adminlogin"    => "root",
  "adminpass"     => "root-password",
  "directory"     => "/www/htdocs/owncloud/data",
);

Note

Keep in mind that the automatic configuration does not eliminate the need for creating the database user and database in advance, as described in Database Configuration.

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