How to configure NextCloudPi

Configuration direct after Activation

Directly after the initial setup including Activation of Nextcloud / NextcloudPi there is only the WebUI available for configuration.

WebUI

If you want to configure NextcloudPi with the WebUI:

  1. Open a web browser.

  2. Write in the URL https://nextcloudpi.local:4443 or the IP-address of the Raspberry Pi device in your browser plus adding port :4443

  3. There should be an message saying that the address you are visiting is not secure.
    Accept the self-signed certificate, do this by clicking advanced on the warning page and then clicking to add exception as shown in the image below
    Accept Signed NCP certificate.
    This happens because by default browsers do not recognize self-signed certificates as secure (since it was signed by yourself and not someone else authenticating you)

Later you can get a certificate from Let’s Encrypt that your browser will recognize.

  1. You will be asked for the NCP-password, that’s been generated during initial Activation.

After this you should be able to see the Web Panel.

From here you can configure everything that you need.

TUI - Terminal user interface

To be able to use the terminal user interface (TUI) SSH has to be activated first. SSH-Terminal-access can be activated from WebUI (read https://help.nextcloud.com/t/how-to-enable-ssh-using-ncp-config-or-ncp-web/126317. During SSH-Activation you can set password for user as well!

After SSH-Activation you can use in addition to the WebUI also a terminal user interface (TUI) either via SSH or via terminal-logon with plugged in keyboard/display.

Once you are logged on to NextcloudPi shell you can run the command
sudo ncp-config to open the TUI.

The back-end of TUI is the same as the WebUI: All options are accessible in either UI.

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I had to go to https://nextcloudpi.local after first install (so not the port number 4443 as stated in the text)

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