Samba File Server Configuration (SMB/CIFS)
ownCloud can connect to Windows file servers, and other SMB-compatible (Samba) servers, by using the SMB/CIFS backend.
There are two dependencies to connect to your ownCloud installation to Windows file servers,
ownCloud’s SMB/CIFS backend requires either the libsmbclient-php module (version 0.8.0+) or the smbclient command (and its dependencies) to be installed on the ownCloud server.
We highly recommend
libsmbclient-php, but it isn’t required.
If it is installed smbclient won’t be needed.
Most Linux distributions provide
libsmbclient-php and typically name it
The Samba client must be installed on your Linux system.
It is included in all Linux distributions; on Debian, Ubuntu, and other Debian
derivatives this is
On SUSE, Red Hat, CentOS, and other Red Hat derivatives it is
You also need
stdbuf, which should be included in most Linux distributions.
When configuring it, you will need the following information:
The folder name, which will be your local mount point.
The URL of the Samba server.
The username or domain/username used to login to the Samba server.
The password to login to the Samba server.
The share name to mount on the remote Samba server.
The remote subfolder inside the remote Samba share to mount. This is optional, as it defaults to
To assign the ownCloud logon username automatically to the subfolder, use
$userinstead of a subfolder name.
The ownCloud users and groups who get access to the share.
Optionally, you can specify a