Share and synchronize your data with HZB ownCloud safely

A service with ownCloud

How it works

ownCloud works with all common operating systems.

With your web browser, every configuration and function will be done.

You should first login with your web browser on the server before you use the other access alternatives. You will need your HZB account with its internal password.

Possible ways of usage

  • With a web browser (eg. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome...)
    • please use the link  (Javascript must be enabled, for media functionality you´ll need Flash)
  • With  an app and a mobile device  (smartphone, tablet), address
    • iOS:  buy the app at Apple Appstore
    • Android: buy the app at Google Play Store. For free with (Beware: You have to allow software installations from unknown sources, this may harm the security of your device)
  • With a Webdav capable Client as eg. Windows Explorer, Dolphin, Apple Finder, Cyberduck, Address
    • Windows: Choose at the Explorer Computer, then Netzlaufwerk verbinden, Hook at "Verbindung mit anderen Informationen erstellen" and enter the address above mentioned
    • Linux: With eg. Dolphin: Choose Network at left side, click on Icon Network folder. In the following window select Web Folder (webdav), Name eg. ownCloud, User  your HZB account, Server (without https:// !), Port 443, Folder owncloud/files/webdav.php. Select Use encryption.
    • MacOS: Seelct at the Finder Gehe Zu/Mit Server verbinden, Address
    • or with the help of the original documentation

(The selection of the operating systems do not give any information about their support at HZB)

What distinguishes the access alternatives?

WIth a sync client, you always have local copies of the files on your device. Apps copy the files at your request, with WebDAV clients, you have direct access to the files on the server via the network.

Only folders on local volumes of the unit should be managed with the sync client of ownCloud, folders on network drives (including network-wide Linux home directories) should be avoided due to contention. On the HZB Linux systems, you may use  (because of the filing of the local database in your home directory) only one ownCloud sync client active simultaneously (ie on only one computer on network).

Additional folders can be established by converting existing local folders. To add use the sync client.

You find the local sync client folder with the web client under clientsync, shared folders or files of other users in the folder shared.

Groupware functions (Calendar, Tasks, Contacts)

The HZB ownCloud also provides calendaring, contact and task management. It can make use of centrally stored items for devices without Exchange calendar access. The calendars on the Exchange server and the ownCloud server are not connected!

How to share folders and files with others

You may share your files and folders with others. They can use their own HZB ID to access, or do anonymous access through a link (with or without a password). Access can be limited by date. The link can be sent by e-mail, but not the corresponding passwort (if one has set).

The HZB ID is selected by entering the true name of the wanted person, or enter their HZB ID. You can enter any part of the name and then you'll get displayed the alternatives. The true name is always displayed.