NextcloudPi - Setup (Unable to connect to IP address when "force https" is enabled)

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#1

Hi Nextcloud Community,

I am a noob and apologize if my question has been asked/answered elsewhere (I can’t find it).

As a personal project I am attempting to setup a cloud server that I can give access to my extended family for the primary purpose of sharing and consolidating our picture folders. To this end I have purchased a Raspberry Pi 3b+ and a 6TB hard drive and have flashed the NexctCloudPi image to my device/sd card.

I have successfully connected the device to my router via WiFi and can connect to the NCP Web UI (https://(IPADDRESS):4443). However, I am unable to connect to the main interface and I just cant figure out why.

When I type in the IP address of my raspberry pi into my browser I get:

  • This site can’t provide a secure connection (Chrome)
  • Secure Connection Failed (Firefox)
  • Can’t connect securely to this page (Edge)

(There is no option to bypass this error page with an “advanced” button)

I am able to access the page if I turn off “Force https”, (but I’m still unable to login as it loops back to submit via an https address when I enter a username and password).

Eventually I want to connect a sub-domain I own and setup my device so that it’s accessible outside my network with an SSL certificate, but I need to solve one problem at a time.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


#2

You should first visit:
https://yourip/activate or https://nextcloudpi.local/activate
Which will add the rpi’s local ip to the trusted array (you will still get a warning, but should be able to add an exception and proceed)
This will also generate two new passwords, you will need them for ncp’s initial access to NC-web and NCP-web. For general reference NCP’s wiki pages.

Do you have screen and keyboard connected? And are able to login as user pi with password raspberry?


#3

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, before submitting my question I did successfully visit https://yourip/activate (I’ve saved the information and followed the activation steps). And I do have a keyboard/mouse and monitor connected to my raspberry pi.


#5

Okay update… I am able to connect via the Nextcloud desktop app, but not from my browser.