About COG - Nextcloud

Nextcloud is a free and open-source suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. Self-hosted, open source software allows you maintain full control of your data. It provides for file synchronization between multiple clients, calendar synchronization via CalDav. contacts synchronization via CardDAV, photo galleries, and much more.

COG - Nextcloud includes:

  • Nextcloud 15
  • 64-bit Linux
  • PHP 7.2
  • NGINX/HTTP2 (with TLS)
  • Official LetsEncrypt client
  • MariaDB

Support

Download desktop clients here

For bug reports, feature requests, or general questions, send an e-mail to support@cloudopsgroup.com.

Directions

  1. Launch AMI from the Amazon Marketplace
  2. Open a Web browser and type the public DNS name provided by Amazon into the URL bar.
  3. Login to the admin section with the default user "admin". A random password will be generated and placed in /home/ec2-user/nc_pass.
  4. SSH into your instance as the ec2-user user and run "cat nc_pass".
  5. Official Admin manual
  6. Official User Manual

Enable SSL/HTTP2

The easiest way to enable SSL/TLS is to attach you instance to an AWS Application Load Balancer with an Amazon Certificate Manager certificate attached to that.

You can also create your own certificate via the free Let's Encrypt project (See: Using LetsEncrypt for free certs)

Configure local Email sending

COG images come with SSMTP (a send-only sendmail emulator) installed.

To configure SSMTP to send via Gmail, you will have to edit its configuration file and enter your account settings:

## /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

# The user that gets all the mails (UID < 1000, usually the admin)
root=username@gmail.com

# The mail server (where the mail is sent to), both port 465 or 587 should be acceptable
# See also http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78799
mailhub=smtp.gmail.com:587

# The address where the mail appears to come from for user authentication.
rewriteDomain=gmail.com

# The full hostname
hostname=gmail.com

# Use SSL/TLS before starting negotiation
UseTLS=Yes
UseSTARTTLS=Yes

# Username/Password
AuthUser=username@gmail.com
AuthPass=password

# Email 'From header's can override the default domain?
FromLineOverride=yes