Nextcloud Files

Enables enterprises to take back control over their data, ensuring compliance, security and instant availability wherever their employees are.

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An Enterprise File Sync and Share solution that keeps data under control.

Your employees need to have easy access to their files, photos and documents to work and share with team members, customers and partners. And IT needs to know nobody besides those they shared with has access to those files.

Nextcloud Files is a self-hosted, open source file sync and share solution designed to be easy-to-use and highly secure.


Easy access anywhere

A modern and easy-to-use web interface, desktop clients and mobile apps.

Real-time collaboration and instant access to all data from any device, anywhere!

Ultimate security

An open source, self-hosted product. Powerful on-server and End-to-end Encryption.

Files are stored inside your company infrastructure, without any third party ever gaining access.

Deep integration

Access data from FTP, Windows Network Drive, SharePoint, NFS, Object storage and more.

Simple deployment, configuration and integration lower costs and decrease risk while leveraging existing IT investments.

Powering collaboration

Thousands of modern organizations secure data and improve productivity with Nextcloud Files, enabling tens of millions of customers and employees to collaborate seamlessly across divisions and over company borders.

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Nextcloud offers collaboration solution to Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Bayern

We deployed Nextcloud with Collabora some months ago. We are very happy with the user-acceptance of the sync&share function and hope to expand on Collabora usage as part of our plans to make Nextcloud a core component of our digital-workspace initiative.
- Bartel Pieterse, Fachbereichsleiter Kommunikation & Kollaboration (KIV), ELKB
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Nextcloud Talk offering secure corporate messaging for SCM LIMITED

When SCM was looking for a simple, secure and well designed messenger platform that could be hosted on-premises, a decision was made for Nextcloud Talk. A Professional Services project from Nextcloud GmbH provided several features SCM required and today, the legal, human resource, financial and PR experts of SCM can easily communicate and collaborate during their business trips.

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Why self hosting?

Users need collaboration

Whatever your company does to enforce compliance, some of your enterprise data is already floating in one or more Public Clouds.

People have to get work done and new generations of employees know what tools they want. So they share documents as mail attachments to Gmail addresses, use Trello or share with Dropbox. The question is not "to Cloud or not to Cloud" but "which Cloud?" and "how to re-gain control?"

Public clouds are not a safe solution

Most consumer-grade solutions like Dropbox or Office 365 were not designed with privacy regulations and security concerns in mind, mixing data from consumers and businesses, spread out in data centers across the globe.

Rather than trying to work around their limitations, Nextcloud Files provides a security-first solution which puts IT in complete control over the location and access policies of data with a hybrid or private cloud solution.

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Security first

We are deeply committed to protecting the safety of our customers' data. We are confident that Nextcloud Files offers the best security in the self-hosted file sync and share industry, because:

we follow industry best practices around security (aligned to ISO27001)

we offer some of the highest open source security bug bounties

we integrate unique in-transit, server-side and client-side end-to-end encryption technologies.

Security in Nextcloud
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Virtual Data Room

In settings where a firewall is needed between departments or organizations without impeding smooth and efficient collaboration, a separate Virtual Data Room can be set up. Nextcloud offers a wide range of unique features for VDR use and its on-premises nature offers unparalleled confidentiality and control.

Virtual Data Rooms

Seamless collaboration

The core strength of Nextcloud is its ability to enhance team productivity on the go with an easy user interface on mobile, web and desktop and powerful integrated collaboration and communication capabilities.

Real-time notifications of shares or comments on mobile devices, built-in collaborative editing, seamless transition to chat and audio/video calls and a wide variety of productivity tools to handle mail, appointments, tasks and more can be enabled in Nextcloud.

Improve collaboration and communication and reduce operational expenses with the leading content collaboration platform.

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Designed for humans

An efficient, easy to use interface is one of the main things that sets Nextcloud apart from the competition. Design is about more than being pretty. The goal is to allow users to get work done with the least amount of effort, making it obvious how to accomplish tasks and reducing the number of steps needed to do so.

Good design can be seen in the entire user interface and each release makes steps forward.

Secure file exchange

Nextcloud Files enables hospitals, banks, notaries and government agencies to securely send files to and receive files from customers, patients, clients or partners.

The easy web and mobile interfaces of Nextcloud Files allow users to share files with other users on the server, to create and send password-protected public links, to let others upload files to the private cloud and to get notifications on phone and desktop when a user on another cloud server shares files.

Secure file exchange
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Compliance-ready monitoring

Nextcloud enables admins to monitor the health and performance of a Nextcloud system with a graphical UI and an API endpoint for monitoring apps. Fully audit-ready logs of user activity are generated.

Tracking changes to user files

Nextcloud Files lets users track file modifications, downloads of shares and changes to comments or tags, providing an overview in the browser, clients or via email notifications and an RSS feed.

Monitoring and compliance

Serving your needs

Nextcloud is committed to provide technology that is a perfect fit for your organization!


Nextcloud provides the highest security for protected health information.


Nextcloud has unique features for research and academic institutions.

Financial Services

Nextcloud delivers confidentiality, security and compliance.


Nextcloud offers the ultimate control to protect digital sovereignty in Government.

Global scale

Scale Nextcloud to hundreds of millions of users at comodity cost.

Virtual data rooms

Securely conduct transactions using an on-premises Nextcloud virtual data room.

Media and Advertising

Nextcloud provides easy and efficient collaboration on large files.

Lawyers and Notaries

Nextcloud assures your clients that their documents stay 100% confidential.

Construction and manufacturing

Nextcloud has the easy, efficient UI engineers need to deliver on time.

Mobile and desktop clients

Nextcloud Files clients for Android, iOS and desktop systems allow users to sync and share files, in a fully secure way through an encrypted connection. The mobile clients feature automatic upload of pictures and videos users take and they can synchronize selected files and folders. The clients can handle multiple accounts, show all activity happening on the server and notify users of new events such as the availability of new shares.

The Nextcloud clients support End-to-end Encryption for ultimate security of enterprise data.

Note that E2E is currently (early 2019) in beta. V2 is expected end summer 2019.

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Workflow management

With Nextcloud, system administrators can control and direct the flow of data between users on or between servers. Rule-based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements.

Nextcloud puts IT in control of user data and keeps it safe.

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To ensure Nextcloud is accessible to users with visual impairments, Nextcloud has extensive keyboard accessibility and screen reader support.

The colors used in Nextcloud meet the WCAG 2.0 AA standard for contrast and we created themes for users who need even higher support. Our High Contrast theme aims for WCAG 2.0 AAA compliance, while a Dyslexia-friendly font option helps people with reading disability. A Dark theme is also available.


Also check out our other self-hosted products offering seamless integration in Nextcloud Files.

Nextcloud Talk

Secure online meetings, chat and web conferencing

Nextcloud Groupware

Team planning and email made easy

External storage, securely encrypted

The external storage feature of Nextcloud gives users access to their data wherever it is. Nextcloud Files can access data stored with a wide variety of popular cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Dropbox, but can also access file storage solutions using standard protocols such as NFS, (S)FTP, WebDAV and more.

The Encryption App can encrypt data at rest for both local and remote storage, protecting data stored on networks outside of user infrastructure. Keys can be handled by an external key management server or stored locally, on the server.

External storage
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Integrated account management

Nextcloud features built-in account management with optional two-factor authentication as well as Single-sign-on support and integration with external user directories like LDAP or IMAP, SMB, FTP and more.

User management

Nextcloud Outlook Integration

Automatically upload files to replace large attachments or integrate Calendars and Contacts in Microsoft Outlook

The Nextcloud Secure Sharing Outlook Add-in enables Nextcloud users to easily and securely send files, folders or upload links to others from within Microsoft Outlook. The Add-in can replace attachments, automatically uploading files to Nextcloud and inserting a secure link in the email. It also makes it easy for users to provide others with a secure file upload link.

Secure Sharing Outlook Add-in

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Mozilla Thunderbird

Nextcloud also provides a Thunderbird Filelink Addon! This Thunderbird extension makes it easy to send large attachments with Thunderbird by automatically uploading them first to a Nextcloud server and by then inserting the link into the body of your email.

Powerful search

Nextcloud includes a powerful full-text search engine capable of using ElasticSearch as back-end. Its flexible plugin-based interface enables search capabilities beyond files and accommodates other back-end solutions like Apache Solr.

In the App store

View and edit documents with Collabora

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite with collaborative editing that works in all modern browsers.

Collabora Online supports editing documents in real-time with multiple other editors, showing high fidelity, WYSIWYG rendering and preserving the layout and formatting of documents.

Collabora Online supports dozens of document formats including DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX + ODF, Import/View Visio, Publisher and many more...

Collabora Online Office

Collaborate on documents with ONLYOFFICE

ONLYOFFICE integration in Nextcloud empowers your users to collaborate on office documents with team members in real time.

Compatibility with Microsoft Office formats means perfect documents, every time.

  • A modern and familiar user interface
  • The same document rendering in every browser
  • Low resource consumption on server and client
  • Desktop level editing capabilities

And much more.

Nextcloud is open source - there are no limitations and you can inspect, integrate, extend and modify Nextcloud however you want

Nextcloud offers an easy-to-use user interface which comes with search functionality, favorites, tags and even more ways to quickly reach the files users need. Full Text search is available using Apache Solr.

Text file editing and thumbnail previews of PDF, images, text files, office files and more

Integration of anti-virus scanning functionality with the anti-virus app

Authentication through LDAP / Active Directory, Kerberos and Shibboleth / SAML 2.0 and more

Pre-loaded files and folders for new users. Populate a new user's Files area with, for example, a tutorial file, which appears when they first log in.

Powerful, integrated logging, two-factor authentication and NIST compliant password policy control functionalities

Fine-grained control from mobile, desktop or the Web over data access and sharing capabilities. Pick from the list of users and groups, stored either locally or on another, authorized, server.

Advanced quota management with configurable accounting of external storage

Sharing and Provisioning REST APIs. Facilitates the integration of remote 3rd party apps

Quick access to core functions for app development with the powerful Nextcloud App API and webhooks following the publication / subscription model

Built in, easy-to-use theming to set color, login background and logo from Administrator screen.

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