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Configuring Nextcloud

nextcloudOnce you've installed Nextcloud, the next step is to start configuring your installation.  This article describes some initial configurations that you might find useful


Further configurations

Here are some more intial configurations that you will typically make.

  1. Use Let's Encrypt to ensure that the traffic going to and from your Nextcloud instance is encrypted.
  2. Fix the Security and Setup Warnings
  3. Install your preferred Apps.
  4. Create some consistent .config.php files for the following items:
    1. Change the Default files that get created for new users, as needed.
    2. Set a default Language and Locale.
    3. Implement a retention policy for file versions.
    4. Configure memcache if available on your web host.
    5. You will likely want to use SMTP for email settings.
  5. Configure Cron to run background tasks.
  6. Add your own theme to your Nextcloud repository.
  7. Configure your Legal notice and Privacy policy.
  8. Make further Privacy settings including letting your users know where their data is stored.
  9. Create new Users and Groups.


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Steven