How to create and administer users and groups in OwnCloud?

OwnCloud 6 comes with a nice user management interface or console. The interface is simple and intuitive. It empowers the administrator to create users, keep them in one or more groups, and specify group administrators.

You can set the storage limit(how much data a user can store in ownCloud i.e. 1GB, 10GB, or a custom value) for each user independently.

Organizations such as corporate offices, schools, colleges, universities, etc. may use these features to manage users in their ownCloud deployment.

To start, log in as administrator, and click on your Name at the top-right of the page. In the drop-down which opened, click on “Users”.

administrator drop-down


How to create users and assign groups to them?

Write the Login Name, Password, select a group, and click on Create button.

create a new user in owncloud


To create a new group, in the Groups drop-down click on “+ add group“, and write the name of the group you wish to create.

create a new group in owncloud


Editing user data:

You can change the Full Name(screen name) of the user and password by taking the mouse over the user's row and clicking on the pencil icon which appears.

To delete a user, take the mouse to the extreme right side on the user's row, and click on the “X” sign which appeared.

You can undo the delete operation from the message at the top which asks you to undo.

user management interface of owncloud

Note: Currently, you cannot edit a group's name from the interface. If no user has been assigned to a group, the group will get deleted automatically.

If you want to know how to choose a hosting for ownCloud, you can see our detailed guide on how to choose an ownCloud hosting.

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