Bug 98562 - [remote files] Add simple OwnCloud/NextCloud configuration dialog
Summary: [remote files] Add simple OwnCloud/NextCloud configuration dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 132834 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: CMIS
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Reported: 2016-03-09 18:00 UTC by Bastián Díaz
Modified: 2020-08-31 16:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Bastián Díaz 2016-03-09 18:00:44 UTC
OwnCloud currently can be configured via webdav. Unfortunately it is unintuitive for the common user.

I suggest adding a new configuration dialog for Owncloud service would have greater benefits:

+ Increased visibility
+ Ease of configuration (ej. server/user/password options)
+ View the future

This last point refers to the federated system owncloud is popular and is working to support CMIS.  

A user typically seek a service, independent for connection technology background. Owncloud currently support WebDav but in the future it may be CMIS.
Add it as a service is advantageous.

Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-03-09 18:59:37 UTC
Sounds good -> NEW
Comment 2 Jack 2019-01-02 08:10:30 UTC
Is there any update on this?

As ownCloud / NextCloud have become the standard for self-hosted cloud solutions, I think an integration for LibreOffice is absolutely necessary.
As Bastian has already mentioned the current configuration is quite convoluted (and difficult to find even for advanced users):

Host: example.com
Port: 443
Secure connection: [X]
Root: /remote.php/dav/files/USERNAME/

The following dialog could drastically simplify the setup:

Nextcloud-Address: https://example.com
Username: USERNAME
Password: hunter-2
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2020-08-31 16:34:42 UTC
*** Bug 132834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***