Nextcloud Hub

A new generation of online collaboration
that puts you in control.

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Share and collaborate on documents, send and receive email, manage your calendar and have video chats without data leaks.

As fully on-premises solution, Nextcloud Hub provides the benefits of online collaboration without the compliance and security risks.

One integrated solution

Hub integrates the three key Nextcloud products Files, Talk and Groupware into a single platform, optimizing the flow of collaboration. Eliminate the confusing hodgepodge of different SaaS tools and the compliance, security, cost and productivity issues that come with it and standardize on a single solution with Nextcloud Hub.

Nextcloud Files

Enterprise file sync and share

Nextcloud Files offers universal file access on desktop, mobile and web. Find files with powerful search, share your thoughts in comments or lock files until you are done with them.

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Nextcloud Talk

Calls, chat and web meetings

Nextcloud Talk delivers on-premises, private audio/video conferencing and text chat through browser and mobile interfaces with integrated screen sharing and SIP integration.

About Talk

Nextcloud Groupware

Calendar, contacts & mail

Nextcloud Groupware integrates Calendar, Contacts, Mail and other productivity features to help teams get their work done faster, easier and on your terms.

About Groupware

Why Nextcloud Hub

  • Hosted on-premises
  • 100% open source
  • A single, integrated platform
  • Integration in infrastructure
  • Security and encryption

Key capabilities


Nextcloud Flow enables users to automate repetitive tasks and optimize business processes.

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External storage

Access existing storage silos like FTP, Windows Network Drives, SharePoint, Object Storage and Samba shares seamlessly through Nextcloud.

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Collabora online

Seamlessly edit office documents together with others, take notes while in a video call.

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User management

Manage users locally or authenticate through LDAP / Active Directory, Kerberos and Shibboleth / SAML 2.0 and more.

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Secure data with powerful file access control, multi-layer encryption, machine-learning based authentication protection and advanced ransomware recovery capabilities.

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App development

Extend Nextcloud further with a wide variety of apps on our app store or build your own.

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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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What can Hub do for me?

As a comprehensive platform, Nextcloud Hub has a wide range of abilities not easy to explain with a few bullet points. Find below 2 scenarios that visualize some real-world use of Nextcloud Hub!

Writing and gaining approval for a public proposal document: Project X

Goal: write a proposal document with a team of people, then having it reviewed by the board and approved for release
Tools: Files, Talk, Groupware, Collabora Online, tags, comments, groups, dashboard, Guests

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Turning an idea into a new office layout

Goal: Find support for an idea in the office and get it approved
Tools: Files, Talk, Groupware, Flow, Social, Forms, Anti-virus, Ransomware Protection

Why self hosting?

You need 100% certainty
Sending around data by email or using public SaaS file sharing solutions does not provide much security for sensitive data. Encryption is complicated and cumbersome to use, reducing the real benefits due to employees working around them or making mistakes.

Keeping data on your own infrastructure or at a trusted local private or public cloud provider means you stay in control. Only then can you show your customers exactly where their sensitive documents are. Regulators can be certain that non-compliance with proper process is minimized.

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SaaS is a risky 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. Enterprise IT workloads may be processed by Cloud Providers liable to the US CLOUD Act, meaning your business data can be leaked on orders of the US judicial system, often without disclosure to you.

Rather than trying to work around their limitations, Nextcloud provides a security-first solution which puts you in complete control over the location and access policies of data with a private cloud solution as well as a managed public cloud solution offered by local and trusted providers.

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Powerful collaboration

Integrated groupware, chat and project management

Nextcloud features tightly integrated chat, project management, mail, calendaring and more. Chat messages can be directly transformed into tasks, task deadlines are visible in the Calendar and files can be attached to a task from the sharing dialog. A single platform means there is no need to juggle different accounts, keep track of where in the many cloud platforms the latest version of a document is floating around, or worry about security threats and invisible costs.

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Efficient workflows

Common processes in organizations, like getting a document approved or turning it into a PDF, can be automated with Nextcloud Flow and Approval workflows. Thanks to integration of a number of document signing tools, requesting a formal signature on a PDF document like a contract or NDA can now be done directly from within Nextcloud.

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Collaborate on documents with Collabora

  • Collabora Online 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.
  • Shipping by default in Nextcloud Hub
  • A modern and familiar user interface
  • The same document rendering in every browser
  • Desktop level editing capabilities
Collabora Online

Start your day informed

The Nextcloud Dashboard is your starting point of the day, giving you an overview of your upcoming appointments, urgent emails, chat messages, incoming tickets, latest tweets and much more! Users can set their status so others know what they are up to..

Dashboard features

Find everything in one place

On the top-right of your Nextcloud window, a search glass shows search results from all over Nextcloud. Additional search providers can be installed and over a dozen different search providers are available to show you Github issues, Moodle courses, Jira tickets and more.

Unified search

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:

Security in Nextcloud

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


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.

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

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

User-defined group management

Users can define their own, custom groups, named Circles. These can be managed in various ways, including with invitations, through an open listing where users can join with or without an approval step, with designated sub-managers and so on.

Users can share with these groups the same way as administrator-defined Nextcloud groups. Users can add members of a circle to a conversation, share a folder to a circle, assign a task to a circle and so on.

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 room features

Extend your cloud

You can extend the functionality of your Nextcloud with extra features from the Nextcloud app store. Among the more than 200 apps you can find features that enhance sharing, including:

  • Group folders allows admin-shared folders users can’t remove
  • Activities for shared file downloads so you can track who downloads your shared files
  • Easy sharing via email, Google+, Diaspora, Facebook and more social channels
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Nextcloud app: Collectives

Bringing knowledge management to Nextcloud, Collectives enables users to share a set of handbooks with each other. Collectives is closely tied with the custom group feature in Nextcloud and builds on Nextcloud Text, so it allows for collaborative editing of documents, showing author colors, versioning, cross-page links and more.

With Collectives, organizations can reduce the ‘bus factor’ by sharing knowledge in a way that fits a modern, paperless office and support asynchronous collaboration.

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Nextcloud app: Forms

Did you know a third of people who abandon a survey form do so because they worry about privacy and security? We understand, pretty much all those forms are hosted at Google or other, data-vacuuming services. Well, we have good news to you surveyors!

With Nextcloud Forms, you can create as many forms, with as many questions, and shared with as many people as you like – without any limitations. You keep your form and the data you collect on Nextcloud. And you can easily analyze and share the results with our pretty and insightful graphs.

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Nextcloud app: Whiteboard

The collaborative Whiteboard app allows users to draw lines & shapes, take notes, add images and more, alone or while working with others. The app works fully in Talk and is very useful to give presentations during a video call with its synchronized view area feature.

Files created with Whiteboard are saved among other regular files and are collaborative. Drawing, typing and adding images on the file are possible. The presentation feature is especially helpful for schools or analytical team meetings or brainstorming sessions.

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Key benefits

Under your control

There is no need to compromise with outsourcing. Rather than hosting your sensitive company data with a third party, keep it 100% under control of your IT team while offering the highly secure access and communication facilities that your employees need to be productive.

A complete platform

An easy, familiar user interface means efficient work. Nextcloud is unique by offering the most extensive built in communication and collaboration technology in the industry, negating the complexity of running and connecting multiple separate solutions.

Military-grade security

Nextcloud offers industry-first, unique solutions like Video Verification, machine-learning-driven suspicious login detection, extensive multi-factor authentication solutions and more. Extensive logging and monitoring show users, administrators and auditors the exact flow of data and who had access at what time.

Ensure efficient and secure team productivity the content collaboration platform from the market leader.

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What sets Nextcloud apart

A complete platform

Nextcloud offers the most comprehensive, deeply integrated on-premises collaboration platform on the market, replacing dozens of other tools.

  • Secure file exchange within and between organizations
  • Collaborative editing of docx, xlsx and more
  • File versioning, restore and retention control
  • Commenting on files, adding notes to share links
  • Integrated chat and secure audio-video calls
  • Calendar, mail and task management tools
  • Comprehensive set of security capabilities

Switching between different tools is more than cumbersome and inefficient: it also increases the chance for mistakes that can result in data leaks.

Having a complete, all-in-one solution simplifies the IT infrastructure for both users and the IT team, improving productivity and security.

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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