OwnCloud Setup

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I wanted to document my thoughts about the OwnCloud setup...so, here it is:

Basic Installation

  • Download the server from http://owncloud.org/install/
  • Extract the archive on your server (needing Apache2, PHP5 and some more pretty common tool - usually everything you need is provided by your web hoster)
bzip2 -d owncloud-5*.bz2
tar xf owncloud-5*.tar
  • Open the location with your browser: http://<MYHOST>/owncloud
  • Configure your admin account[1]


Since I don't want to spend money for a officially signed[2] certificate, I prefer to create my own certificate. See Setup apache with a self-signed SSL/TLS-certificate for the how-to.

From now on you can, and should, use: https://<MYHOST>/owncloud

Setting up a cloud calender in Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

This is how it works:

  • Go to your ownCloud calendar and get the calDAV-URL:
  • Open Calendar, add a new CalDAV-account:
  • Enable SSL, if you can:

This is, how it doesn't work

Setting up a cloud address book in Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion


  1. And yes, you shoud hurry if your site is public. First one entering his data owns the place!
  2. That does NOT mean, it's safer. It might be, but take a look at your Keychain and decide for yourself.