How to access NextcloudPi first time & Activation

This guide will help you access NextcloudPi.


Instant Domain Name Access

When up and running, your device should become accessible at https://nextcloudpi or https://nextcloudpi.local.

First time access will be redirected automatically to the activation page

Copy the passwords for later use, you will be able to review or reset them with nc-admin (for NC) and nc-passwd (forNCP) from either Web UI or Terminal UI.

If you are using Windows you may have to install Bonjour Services for Windows to make it discover the .local domains. If your Browser redirects you to some search engine, you may try pasting the whole adress (including https://) at once.

If this does not work, try the following to discover your Pi’s IP address directly.

Find the IP address of the Raspberry Pi

You need to find the local IP address of the Raspberry Pi in order to connect to it and configure it.

From the screen

If you connect a monitor with a HDMI cable to your Raspberry Pi, you will see the local IP address.

From your home Router Web Interface

Note: Routers do not share the same Web User Interface.

  1. Open a Web Browser, like Firefox.
  2. Visit your home Router IP address. It is written at the bottom of your Router. Normally it will be
  3. Log in with your credentials
  4. Navigate to an entry in your menu that shows your Network Map and find a list that shows the IPs of the connected devices. The Raspberry Pi’s IP address should be listed there.

Linux / Mac

  1. Install nmap from your package manager.
  2. Open a terminal
  3. Run the command nmap -sP '192.168.0.*', where you have to replace the network IP (192.168.0) with yours.
    You will see something like this:
Nmap scan report for (
Host is up (0.016s latency).
MAC Address: AA:BB:CC:11:22:33 (Raspberry Pi Foundation)

The local IP address of this Raspberry Pi is


  1. Install Angry IP Scanner from it’s website.
  2. Run Angry IP Scanner and put your network range and netmask. For example From: To: Netmask: /24.
  3. Hit start.

You will get a list of all connected devices on your network. For more info look at the FAQ of Angry IP Scanner.


Now, we can start using NextcloudPi! first type the IP address or domain in your browser, then we have to activate NCP.

We will be presented with an activation page. Print the page or copy the passwords, and hit ‘Activate’. We can change these passwords later with nc-admin and nc-passwd.


We will be redirected to ncp-web where we can run the first run Wizard.

Initial setup finished

From this point

  • we can access Nextcloud by the IP address, nextcloudpi.local or the DDNS domain name we have registered.
  • we can access the NCP-web panel (WebUI) at port 4443, for example https://nextcloudpi.local:4443

You can continue to configure your NextcloudPi - read here

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