Joplin : Failed to share a file via nl.tab.digital

I use a free account of nl.tab.digital to sync Joplin. It works well but now I encounter a problem – I cannot share files : I click on “Share Notes” and “Copy Shareable Link”, a Message Box pops up and says : The Joplin Nextcloud App is either not installed or misconfigured. Please see the full error message below:
Unsupported WebDAV URL format: https://nc.nl.tab.digital/remote.php/dav/files/USER_ID/Joplin

It seems that I should install “Joplin Web API for Nextcloud” (https://joplinapp.org/nextcloud_app/), but I have no idea where and how to install the app.

Is there anyone who could help me sort out the problem?

Thank you all in advance.

Best regards
Mai

I think it is not a Nextcloud but a Joplin / WebDAV - problem. You can use your Nextcloud to manage files through WebDAV. But you can not share a WebDAV url to other people. Even you could share a WebDAV url the receiver needs user/password . That can not work.

I think the only possibility is to go in your Nextcloud account to the corresponding folder and share the file manually through a public share. You can use the web gui or the nextcloud app on your desktop or mobile device.

Thank you for your quick response. As you mentioned, I could share the corresponding folder and share the file manually through a public share. It works.

But the problem remains when I use Joplin. I attached some photos to make my questions clearer.

I’m using a Nextcloud provider to sync the Joplin. Is there anyone who sucessfully share notes via a free account of nl.tab.digital ?

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@Mai
Thank you for your screenshots.
The problem is that no external user can use the WebDAV-URL with “remote.php”…
You need user/password-credentials from the nextcloud user.

Another problem is perhaps Joplin.
The syntax of Nextcloud WebDAV-url differs from normal WebDAV-urls (no remote.php)
Perhaps you can test it with another webdav provider.
If it works (i think not) you must ask the Joplin-devs to change it and support nextcloud.

You need to be logged in as admin to install server-side apps. If you are, you can add/remove apps in the “apps” option where you open personal settings. I am not familiar with your provider, but it is possible you will not be allowed to, since you are a regular user. (if you have a user on their instance, and not your own)

You could maybe ask support if they would consider installing it. If not, you are out of luck

@devnull @Kebba

Thank you both for your advice.

I’m afraid that the cause of the problem might be the limitation of the WebDAV-URL and of the authorization of a regular user… I am not authorized to install any apps, actually.

I’d like to try other webdav providers and see if any one works.

Thank you again for your help.

Regards,
Mai

You can use e.g. Web.De for webdav space.
https://hilfe.web.de/cloud/netzlaufwerk/windows-10.html

well ya, you are right. you should really install that app. but with your chosen plan at tab.digital I’m afraid to tell you that you aren’t allowed to install any app yourself. - the free account does come with certain limitations. which is part of the deal. - if you want more, you may need to change to another plan. or to a different provider granting you accessing joplinapp.

I think the " Joplin Web API" is only supported until version Nextcloud 17.
https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/joplin

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and that might be a problem as well…

but the major thing is: a limited free account here.

Yes that is true. I also miss the app https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/extract at https://nc.nl.tab.digital
But i use multiple Nextclouds.

@devnull

You can use e.g. Web.De for webdav space.
https://hilfe.web.de/cloud/netzlaufwerk/windows-10.html

Web.De looks good but I need to use a vpn to register an account which might be blocked if the system finds any irregular connection… I’ll keep on trying other webdav providers. Thank you again for your information.

@JimmyKater

… the free account does come with certain limitations. which is part of the deal… to a different provider granting you accessing joplinapp.

I guess you’re right and that’s what I’ll doing now. Thanks for your input. Wish me luck.

Mai

it would really surprise me if you’d find one (taking into consideration what @devnull said above it may be even impossible)

so another solution for you could be spinning up a vm (snap, docker)… (take care about the version!) and you’d be your own sysadmin and thus could install whatever crosses your mind :slight_smile:

Check the other product from 1&1 Ionos https://www.gmx.net
WebDAV is https://webdav.mc.gmx.net

The idea of being my own sysadmin did come to my mind. But as a newbie, I’m quite worried about the information security. Thanks anyway. It’s nice of you to respond to my question.

Have a good day.