Desktop client login

Nextcloud version: 28.0.5
Nextcloud Desktop Client version: 3.4.2 (Ubuntu)
Operating system and version: Ubuntu 22.04

We have a setup which does not seem to be compatible with Nextcloud Desktop Client:

  1. Attempt to login on Nextcloud Desktop Client.
  2. Web browser opens and prompt for credential.
  3. User login successfully on browser.
  4. Redirect to Nextcloud Desktop Client unsuccessful; unable to login on client.

While trying out different ways to workaround, we stumbled upon OwnCloud Desktop Client, which work in our setup. We could access the files in Nextcloud via OwnCloud Desktop Client.

It seems the issue lies with the having to authenticate on web browser and redirecting the success login to Nextcloud Client.

Is there a way to change how the Nextcloud Desktop Client authenticate?

Im using the Nextcloud client and Firefox on Fedora, both rpms from the Fedora repos, and it worked without issues. It is therefore not a general issue of the client, or with Firefox under Linux.

I don’t know what exactly is causing the issue for you, but I noticed that the version of the Nextcloud client you are using is quite old. Maybe you can try a newer version from this PPA, or the AppImage directly from Nextcloud.

Or it might have something to do with the fact that Ubuntu installs Firefox as a snap. Maybe you can try the deb package directly from the Mozilla repos: How to Install Firefox as DEB on Ubuntu (Not Snap) - OMG! Ubuntu