Share and synchronize your data with HZB ownCloud safely
A service with ownCloud
Keep in confidence. Share. Use together. Synchronize.
With the storage service HZB ownCloud the central information technology department at HZB offers you a location-independent storage area for your data.
OwnCloud synchronizes data such as files, music and photos on multiple devices (PCs, smartphones). In his web application a PDF reader and a photo viewer is integrated. The built-in editor allows you to edit text files together with others. OwnCloud is a secure open-source alternative to popular cloud storage services like Dropbox.
The HZB ownCloud is always accessible with
Advantages over other services
- Your data will be stored on the servers at the HZB site
- The data transfer is always encrypted and protected against disclosure (perfect forward secrecy)
- 50 GB available disk space (more on request)
- 16 GB max. upload file size
The HZB OwnCloud may do very well
- Data storage and data synchronization
- Comfortable and safe sharing of files and folders (with external persons without HZB ID also)
- Music playback and video/picture viewer in the browser or smartphone client (Flash based)
- Export of all stored files of an user into one zip-file
Please obey the rules governing the usage of IT and telecommunication facilities
When deploying files to the HZB ownCloud:
- please make files available only on which you have the necessary rights
- any usage must be in strict connection with your duties at the HZB
- please note and obey the copyright and criminal laws
- you are solely responsible for the content offered, even if it may have been uploaded by third parties to your ownCloud folders
- if your HZB account expires, your files in the ownCloud will be moved into the trash bin
- We do our best, but ownCloud is only offered "as is", ie without guaranted functionality, availability or integity of your data.
- The data will be protected against catastrophic failure by disc defects, but an individual recovery is not possible.
- Questions and messages please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the manager at FM-D Andreas Tomiak (8062 42593).
Changes are possible, it is still a test installation.
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...)
- With a sync client, address https://oc.basisit.de, remote path /clientsync (without it, sync will fail)
- Windows: install Windows ownCloud sync client (you´ll need administrator rights)
- Linux (openSUSE, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora): install Linux ownCloud sync client out of the repository
- MacOS: install MacOS ownCloud sync client
- With an app and a mobile device (smartphone, tablet), address https://oc.basisit.de
- iOS: buy the app at Apple Appstore
- Android: buy the app at Google Play Store. For free with f-droid.org (Beware: You have to allow software installations from unknown sources, this may harm the security of your device)
- iOS: buy the app at Apple Appstore
- With a Webdav capable Client as eg. Windows Explorer, Dolphin, Apple Finder, Cyberduck, Address https://oc.basisit.de:443/remote.php/webdav
- 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 oc.basisit.de (without https:// !), Port 443, Folder owncloud/files/webdav.php. Select Use encryption.
- MacOS: Seelct at the Finder Gehe Zu/Mit Server verbinden, Address https://oc.basisit.de/owncloud/files/webdav.php
- 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.