Install ownCloud Desktop Client on CentOS 8

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ownCloud desktop client enables you to synchronize files and directories, among other functions, between your desktop and your ownCloud server. Therefore, follow through this guide to learn how to install ownCloud Desktop Client on CentOS 8 desktop system.

Installing ownCloud Desktop Client on CentOS 8

Install ownCloud Desktop Client Repository

ownCloud Desktop client is not available on the default CentOS 8 repos. Therefore, to install it, you need to create the ownCloud Desktop client repos.

dnf config-manager --add-repo

Install the Repository Signing Key

To verify the validity and integrity of ownCloud packages, you need to install the repository GPG signing key.

rpm --import

Run System Package Update

Update your system packages.

dnf update

Install ownCloud Desktop Client

Now that you got the repositories in place, run the command below to install ownCloud desktop client.

dnf install owncloud-client

Connecting to ownCloud Server

Once the client installation completes successfully, you can launch it and initiate the connection to the ownCloud server for file and directory synchronization.

Enter the ownCloud server connection address.

install ownCloud Desktop Client on CentOS 8

Set the user login credentials.

owncloud user creds 1

Configure local folder settings.

install ownCloud Desktop Client on CentOS 8

Start synchronizing files. That marks the end of installation and setup of ownCloud Desktop client on CentOS 8.

You can also check our other guides on;

Configure ownCloud OpenLDAP Authentication

Install ownCloud Desktop Client on Debian 10 Buster

Install ownCloud Server on CentOS 8

Install ownCloud Server on Debian 10 Buster


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