It took him a few years, during which time the doubts of users and especially of large corporations seemed to complicate the picture, but in the end the cloud has finally established itself as a concept looking to the future. And we know the enormous possibilities it offers us in many ways, despite which there are those who prefer more customized solutions, in which you can get your hands on and have a little more control.
One of these solutions is ownCloud, which has long become a weighty alternative in the world of free software, especially thanks to the different options it offers. Well, in this post we will see how to install ownCloud client on Ubuntu, Thanks to which we can access a server of this platform to have at our disposal the files, music, videos and other items stored there.
The first thing we will need is to download the key from the repository, something we did using the wget utility. We open a terminal window (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type:
cd / tmp
Then we add the key:
sudo apt-key add –
We can now add the repository:
suo sh -c «echo ‘deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/xUbuntu_14.04/ /’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client .list »
We update our repositories:
sudo apt-get update
And we are ready for install ownCloud client on our Ubuntu system:
sudo apt-get install owncloud-client
Once this installation is complete we must start the tool for the first time ownCloud client, For this we enter “OwnCloud” in the search engine text box of the Ubuntu dash. When we are offered the program we select it, and it will open.
Now we start the Connection Wizard, Here we will have to enter the ownCloud server IP address which we want to access, which we write in the field Server Address. Generally, this one is composed of the following way: http: // IP address / owncloud, on ‘IP address’ is the aforementioned address of our server.
Once we give Enter we have to enter your username and password, As these are the following data that the ownCloud client will request from us. Here we will be notified of the use of a secure connection (Https), which we can ignore and follow.
Upon entering ours login details, The client will take a second or two to redirect our allocated space in the onCloud server, And after that the process of synchronization, Term during which all those contents stored on the server are ‘carried’.
At the end we will have everything we need and we can access all our content from the ownCloud client installed on our Ubuntu computer. As we see, this is a fairly simple procedure and should not take more than 10 minutes, unless we have stored a large number of files, in which case it can take a little longer (something of which also depends on the connection speed we have).