How to connect ONLYOFFICE online editors to OwnCloud

OwnCloud offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. From now on you can edit and collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations stored on your OwnCloud storage using the full-featured online editors from ONLYOFFICE.

This tutorial describes how to connect ONLYOFFICE document editors with an OwnCloud server by using the OwnCloud ONLYOFFICE integration app.

1. Required packages

You will need

  • OwnCloud version 9.0.3 or later.
    To install it, follow the instructions here.
  • ONLYOFFICE Document Server version 3.0 or later.
    This tutorial will help you install it.
  • OwnCloud ONLYOFFICE integration app.
    You can download it from the ownCloud app collection.

2. Enabling OwnCloud ONLYOFFICE integration app

Place OwnCloud ONLYOFFICE integration app into the /apps directory on your OwnCloud server:

cd apps/ git clone https://github.com/ONLYOFFICE/onlyoffice-owncloud.git onlyoffice

Go to OwnCloud, open the page with Not enabled apps and click Enable for the ONLYOFFICE application.

Enable ONLYOFFICE Application

3. Configuring OwnCloud ONLYOFFICE integration app

Go to the OwnCloud Admin panel, open the ONLYOFFICE section and enter the address of the server where the ONLYOFFICE Document Server is installed:
https://<documentserver>

Configuring OwnCloud ONLYOFFICE integration

4. Start editing documents

To edit your document, just select the Open in ONLYOFFICE option from the menu for the corresponding document.

Start editing documents in ONLYOFFICE

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From: peter

I moved from owncloud to nextcloud because of the persisting update problems of owncloud. Does this tutorial also work on Nextcloud?

From: till

The ONLYOFFICE plugin works with ownCloud only at the moment. But ONLYOFFICE is working on a plugin for Nextcloud.