How to install ownCloud Client on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client. If you don't have an ownCloud server yet, take a look at our server tutorials for Ubuntu 14.04, Centos 7 or Debian 8.

Open a Terminal window in Ubuntu and execute these commands.

Download the Release.key of the Ubuntu repository into the /tmp directory.

cd /tmp

Then import the key into the apt key store.

sudo apt-key add - < Release.key

Add the software repository in Debian and update the repository list.

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list"
sudo apt-get update

Finally install the ownCloud client with apt.

sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Type "ownCloud" in the search field on your desktop to find the newly installed client app and open the ownCloud-client.

Enter the URL of the ownCloud server in the "Server Address" field, in my case and enter the login details (username and password) when requested by the app.

When you are using it without https then you can ignore the error and move ahead:

And enter the details.

The ownCloud client will map the shared remote folders to your Desktop:

And starts to sync the data:


I hope this howto will help you to connect your Desktop with the ownCloud Server easily.

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