Nextcloud 9 Available, Enterprise Functionality to be Open Source

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Welcome to Nextcloud 9!

Well ahead of the early July promise, today Nextcloud makes available Nextcloud 9. With this release we also announce to release all enterprise functionality as open source. Building on top of the open source ownCloud core and adding functionality and fixes, this release provides a solid base for users to migrate to. All enterprise functionality users and customers need will be made available over the coming weeks, fully developed in the open and under the AGPL license.

Added functionality

This release introduces write-only upload to Nextcloud. Anonymous users can upload files in such a folder without being able to see or download other files already uploaded while the owner of the folder gets the usual notification and can see all files which have been uploaded. This offers a fast and secure way to let multiple customers or friends share files with you in a single shared folder.

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Upload-only share

Second, enterprise users will appreciate that this release introduces enterprise grade logging for activities like file sharing, updates, user logins and more. This enables admins to generate compliance reports or auditing information and they can feed the logs in enterprise tools and solutions like Splunk.

Hardening and stability

Besides these popular features we made a number of improvements to the security of the code base, hardening it against potential attacks, and fixed a number of bugs, making sure an upgrade doesn’t leave the installation in a broken state.

Apps

Accompanying this release is our Android app which you can get for free in the Google Play store and the F-Droid store. We will soon release information about an app for iOS users and users can continue their existing desktop syncing app.

Android Instant Upload
Android Instant Upload

Enterprise support

As of today, Nextcloud GmbH offers an enterprise subscription providing support for Nextcloud 9. Enterprises and organizations needing the certainty of support by qualified engineers can contact us using the form on our website.

Following the successful business model of Red Hat, we are confident our support offering is compelling enough to sustain and grow our business. Over the coming weeks, Nextcloud will develop and release the enterprise functionality customers are used to, fulfilling our promise of a drop-in replacement. This will be done transparently in our GitHub repository, under the AGPL license and we invite customers, partners and other users to participate in the development.

Upcoming enterprise features

Features we will make available the coming weeks will include Shibboleth authentication which is greatly sought after by universities, Windows Network Drive storage integration crucial for many businesses, retention handling and fine grained file access control capabilities which make Nextcloud the premier choice in compliance-driven environments.

Upgrade now!

You can download Nextcloud 9 from our installation page and get these features and enhancements today. Upgrading is painless and easy as described in our documentation.

33 Responses to “Nextcloud 9 Available, Enterprise Functionality to be Open Source”

  1. Scott Alan Miller

    Awesome guys, great job and looking forward to seeing where you take things from here. Very excited by the new business model and what it means for the industry!

    • Jos Poortvliet

      Thanks, Scott, that means a lot coming from you.

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  3. Luis

    I want to congratulate you guys on this paragraph: “I’m super proud and happy that we could announce today, with our first release, that Nextcloud will not be doing proprietary code. “.

  4. O Tsaros

    Bravo! Μπράβο! Хорошо!
    Keep up the good open source idea and work and we(members) will help as much as we can.

  5. markc

    If you guys are really serious about massive enterprise deployment then please consider offering a single codebase for multiple installations. Hosting companies, for one, will go wild with adoption.

    • SoulEye

      hi markc, You’re absolutely right. that is exactly what many customers need and what makes owncloud useless for many companies.

  6. Joachim Sokolowski

    Hello,

    wow, that launch was ultra fast!

    Congratulations to the first nextcloud release! 🙂

    Ciao,
    Joachim

  7. Niclas

    Hi,
    This is amazing, I’m looking forward to this new journey with you guys. It will be awesome! Keep it up!
    Btw, Please add NextCloud app to F-Droid aswell since some of use does not use GAPPS.

    Kind regards

    • Lukas Reschke

      > Btw, Please add NextCloud app to F-Droid aswell since some of use does not use GAPPS.

      We’re working on that. It should be up in the next few days 🙂

    • David Heidelberg

      Hello, that’s my exact though. Please add Nextcloud into F-Droid repository.

      Thank you!

  8. Christian M. Grube

    Mirgation works flawlessy.
    Thank you and keep up the good work
    Christian

  9. ahmed

    So, is proper (non-breaking) auto updating planned?

  10. Janek

    No installation on Raspberry Pi? No plans for it? It was on OwnCloud…

  11. guest

    I agree, “I’m super proud and happy that we could announce today, with our first release, that Nextcloud will not be doing proprietary code. ” is awesome.

  12. Derek

    Is there a section specifically about migrating from owncloud in the documentation? That’s what I’m most interested in. Thanks!

    • Jos Poortvliet

      I’ll write and publish a blog about migration today, but the upgrade documentation should work. In simple terms: remove all files except your config and data folders, download our zip file, extract and make sure the permissions are correct, then visit the website. See https://docs.nextcloud.org/server/9/admin_manual/maintenance/upgrade.html

      Note that this is all still a work-in-progress (the documentation I mean).

  13. Thomas Lodewick

    Thats a great news, and great to hear how fast you guys get it on the way ! Impressive !

    I’m excited to get my hands dirty and get it up and running here to see how it fits into our needs compared to the OC-Version currently running ( we have to stick with an older 8.x-Version as of the need of “Contact Plus” that is not compatible with newer versions of OC nor NC ).

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  15. Craig

    Any idea when we will be able to change the sources.list file to point to the nextcloud build service to do the changeover/update to nextcloud?

    • Jos Poortvliet

      Hi,

      We have no plans to built packages ourselves – we prefer to work with the distributions on this one as packages have been too problematic in the past.

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  19. Nicok

    You guys are awesome. Good luck! 🙂

  20. Piotr

    Do you plan some comparision table to other file clouds, ownCloud and Seafile?

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