Configuring the Activity App

Introduction

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, go to your ownCloud Apps page to enable it.

Configuring your ownCloud for the Activity App

A working e-mail configuration is required to configure your ownCloud to send out e-mail notifications. Furthermore, it is recommended to configure the background job Webcron or Cron.

Email notifications for shared files can be enabled/disabled by administrators with the "Allow users to send mail notifications for shared files to other users", available in Settings  Admin  Sharing. There is also a configuration option activity_expire_days available in your config.php which allows you to clean-up older activities from the database.