Community or Enterprise Edition

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This comparison chart will help you decide which is best for you – ownCloud Community or Enterprise Edition.


  Community Edition Enterprise Edition


(Must share customizations with Community)

ownCloud Commercial License for
ownCloud Server Core and Enterprise Modules

Deployment Options

On-Premises, Hybrid, Cloud

On-Premises, Hybrid, Cloud

ownCloud puts you in control. You decide where your data resides!

Onboarding/Migration Assistance

Dedicated Deployment Manager
€ / $

When you’re ready to deploy ownCloud, no matter how straight-forward or complex your implementation will be, we will help you to ensure a smooth and effective production roll-out. With four levels of deployment support available, you will be able to tailor your deployment services to match your needs.


Community Forum (free) or Standard Subscription (8x5)

Enterprise Subscription (12x5) or Custom Subscription (up to 24x7)


Multi-Language Support

ownCloud is available in many languages, translations are constantly extended and improved

Intuitive Web-Interface

Enterprise version may be branded

Desktop Clients for Windows, MacOS & Linux

The ownCloud desktop client keeps your files in sync and provides many other features directly on the desktop integrated with the File Browser (e.g. sharing of files).

Mobile Clients for iOS & Android

0,99 € / 0,99 $

Included in Subscription,
may be branded

Active Directory/LDAP Integration

Admin feature for connecting an ownCloud instance to an LDAP-based user directory (Authentication and provisioning of users/groups and corresponding attributes)

Branding with ownBrander

ownBrander Self Service included

ownBrander easily lets you apply your Corporate Identity to the ownCloud Web-Interface, Mobile & Desktop Clients. With ownBrander, you supply your corporate design and let the wizard guide you guide you through the process.

Oracle DB Support

Supports the use of Oracle Databases with ownCloud.


Community Edition Enterprise Edition

Activity Stream

Displays actions related to their files in ownCloud, e.g. upload, edit, delete, share, share was accessed externally. User-configurable, regular e-mail notifications possible.

Content Sharing

Sharing of files, calendars, notes and more with users of your ownCloud Instance, users of other ownCloud instances (Federated Cloud Sharing) or via an anonymous link (password protection, expiration date possible)

Federated Cloud Sharing

With Federated Cloud Sharing, users on one ownCloud installation can collaborate with users on other ownCloud installations while each server maintains its respective security and governance protocols. Files shared between users are no longer confined to a single shared folder or ownCloud instance.

Sharing Permission Management

Feature to selectively restrict access to shared content (Create, Edit, Delete, Reshare)




Use the Calendar App in ownClouds Web-Interface, sync your Calendars via CalDAV and share them with other users.




Use the Contacts App in ownClouds Web-Interface, sync your Contacts via CalDAV and sharing them with other users.

Video Streaming

Watch your videos directly in ownCloud without the hassle of downloading them first.

Image Gallery

Gallery feature for quick & easy image viewing with slideshow functionality.

Large File Support (>4 GB)

File size in ownCloud is only limited by the configuration and underlying infrastructure.

Upload Chunking/Resuming

Chunking allows to split up files into smaller packages (‘chunks’) before uploading. This enables parallel uploading for a single file (performance improvements) and upload resuming during e.g. unstable network connection.

Collaborative Editing of Office Documnts with Collabora Online

Yes, but not supported


Collaborative viewing & editing of office documents within a browser. Supports Microsoft & LibreOffice formats for documents, presentations & spreadsheets.

Microsoft Outlook Plugin



Secure email delivery without size limitation by automatically replacing attachments with links to files or folders in ownCloud

File Drop

With this feature guests can anonymously drop files in a shared folder without revealing the actual content of the folder

File Tagging

Admin-Defined, User-Defined

Admin-Defined, User-Defined, Auto- & Group-Tagging

Add specific tags to your files. This feature allows smart filtering of files and works with shared files as well.

File Versioning

Versioning-Feature for files which allows rollback to older file versions.

File Comments

Add individual comments to your files. Works with shared files as well.

File Locking

Lock files to prevent users from making concurrent edits that could cause file conflicts. Users are notified when files are locked.


Mark files & folders as favorites for quick access on all devices.


With this feature users can receive notifications from administrators & apps.

Guest Access


Label contacts or users as “guest”. The guest user will be jailed in a read-only home storage if certain criteria like membership of the group “guests” are met. The administrator has to whitelist the applications that “guests” can use.

Workflows (Automated File Operations)

Various automation features that for example include: - Auto-Tagging: Admin feature for automated assignment of tags (see ‘File tagging’) with respect to certain rules & conditions. - Retention: Admin feature for automated deletion of files assigned to specific tags with respect to certain rules & conditions. Can be extended by ‘Workflow Apps’.

Full Text Search


Full text search functionality to find files, folders and file content easily. Supports .txt, .docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .odt, .ods, .pdf and more.

Password Policy

Admin feature to define password requirements for link sharing by minimum length, numbers and more parameters.

Extensibility through ownCloud App Store

Community contributed:
Music, Video, Notes
+ 200 more

ownCloud Apps
certified for the enterprise

ownCloud‘s open architecture, mobile libraries and APIs allow IT to rapidly extend core functionality and enhance the solution to meet user needs. ownCloud is highly extensible, enabling the addition of new APIs quickly via plug-in applications. ownCloud gives you the power to integrate apps that customize your deployment.


Community Edition Enterprise Edition

Storage Infrastructure Consolidation

Single point of access to all supported storage systems. ownCloud unites your storage resources on one platform giving you secure access without requiring a VPN connection.

Primary storage

Local storage, GlusterFS/Red Hat Storage, OpenStack Swift

Local storage, Amazon S3, Ceph S3, OpenStack Swift, GlusterFS/Red Hat Storage

Internal storage of an ownCloud instance.

Secondary storage

FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive,

S3, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive,

External storage of an ownCloud instance. Can for example include mounted or integrated storage systems.

Microsoft SharePoint Integration

Integration of MS SharePoint Storage with ownCloud.

Windows Network Drive Integration

Integration of Windows Network Drive with ownCloud.


Community Edition Enterprise Edition

2-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor authentication through TOTP (Time-Based One-Time Password Algorithm). For example compatible with Google Authenticator.

Active Session Management

List active sessions of a user and disconnect them selectively.


Virus scanner for files (using ClamAV).

Encryption of Primary Storage (AES-256), Key management

Server-side encryption of primary storage using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). When enabled, the admin is unable to read user-data of an instance.

File Firewall

Admin feature for application level file access rules to protect files in the enterprise. Inspects file requests made on an ownCloud server, and prevents ownCloud from executing any code if the firewall rules are met. Possible rules are IP address range, device type, file size, subnet, time, group membership. Logging is configurable.

Auditing/Logging Module

Admin feature to log login and logout events of users, file system operations, including actions on the trashbin as well as creation and deletion of users, internal sharing of a file, sharing a link with a user, or permission changes.

SAML/SSO Authentication

Authentication feature using the SAML standard. This allows Single Sign-On (SSO) via Shibboleth, ADFS, Ping Identity and more.

Technical Toolbox

Community Edition Enterprise Edition

Command Line Interface (CLI)

Management of instances via command line and/or scripts (OCC).

Provisioning APIs

Contains APIs to enable the provision of the following Admin /Group-Admin functionalities outside the WebGUI via HTTP-reqeusts:
- Create, edit, delete and query user attributes
- Query, set and remove groups, set quota and query total storage used in ownCloud
- Query for active ownCloud applications or application info


Extension of the HTTP-Protocol used as an interface for file operations and calendar/contact syncronization. Open standard with ownCloud-specific extensions.

OpenCloudMesh API

Interface for federation between ownCloud instances and other OpenCloudMesh-ready services. For further information about the OpenCloudMesh Project visit

Sharing API

Interface for sharing functionalities.

Capability API

Interface for server capability discovery.

Public ownCloud Server Core API

Interface for extending the ownCloud server functionality. An example are ownCloud Apps.

Custom Features

ownCloud Enterprise Edition offers many great features, however, some customers require certain capabilities that may not be readily available. For those customers the engineers at ownCloud go out of their way to deliver these capabilities by opening consulting projects.

Learn about Custom Features for ownCloud

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