How to try out the ownCloud Enterprise Apps

While ownCloud is entirely free to use, you might consider the ownCloud Enterprise features, too. A lot of professional features wait to be tested. This tutorial shows how to set up the 30 days Enterprise Trial.
ownCloud try Enterprise features

The ownCloud Server has a modular architecture. It consists out of the core, and several apps which contain additional functionality. Some of these apps are commercial Enterprise apps.

When you have an ownCloud Server, you can extend it by installing more apps. You can do so in the Market app, which is shipped with the ownCloud Server. The ownCloud Marketplace hosts all ownCloud apps. If you are in an offline environment, you can also download them from there and install them manually with the command line.

ownCloud is free software, and is completely open source. You can trust our software, because you can read every line of source code which runs on your server. This also applies to our Enterprise features, which are also available on the Marketplace.

This tutorial shows you the options to deploy ownCloud and how to activate the 30-day Enterprise Trial.


The ownCloud Enterprise apps

When you activate the Enterprise Trial, you will get following apps, which enhance your ownCloud:


Step 1: Install ownCloud Server

To install the ownCloud Enterprise apps, you need an ownCloud server first. There are several ways to install ownCloud:


1. ownCloud Univention appliance

The ownCloud Univention appliance runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. You don’t have to be a system administrator to set it up, it’s easy. The installation will take around 30 minutes, so grab a coffee and take some time.


2. Docker container

To setup ownCloud with Docker you need a few more skills and a Linux machine, but this guide explains it quite well. The installation is way faster and only takes about 3 minutes.


3. Tar archive

Install ownCloud on a Linux server with a tarball. For experienced system administrators, it takes about 30 minutes. It allows for many configuration options.


For the next steps, it does not matter which you choose – but to continue, you need an admin account at a running ownCloud server.


Step 2: Activate Enterprise Trial

1. Marketplace

Login to the Marketplace – or register, if you have not already. On the Marketplace website, you can start the Enterprise Trial. You will then see a few steps – they are also explained here for the sake of redundancy. On the Marketplace, they are explained for the ownCloud Appliance, but they are the same for any other ownCloud server. As we already installed ownCloud, we can skip step 1.

2. Add the API key

Now you have to add the API key to your ownCloud server. You can find it in your profile in the Marketplace or in the Enterprise Trial overview. In the Market app you can add it by clicking on “Edit API key”, pasting the key into the field, clicking on “Save”, and “Close”.


ownCloud add API key

In the Market app, add the API key to your ownCloud


3. Start the Trial

Now you can click on the “Start Enterprise Trial” button. You then have to accept the license terms, as the Enterprise apps are not licensed under aGPL like the rest of the ownCloud server, but under the ownCloud Commercial License.


4. Install the Enterprise Apps

Finally you can install the Enterprise apps. To do this, go to Bundles section in the Market app. You will see a list of all the apps contained in the “ownCloud Enterprise Edition Apps” bundle. At the bottom of the page, click on “Install Bundle”, and watch how they get installed one by one.

This is it! Now you can test the apps, play around with the various 3rd party integrations, and look how it benefits your use case.


ownCloud install Enterprise bundle

The Enterprise bundle in the Market app


That’s it! And next?

After 30 days, the Enterprise Trial is deactivated automatically. You can continue to use ownCloud without the Enterprise apps like before.

If you liked the additional features though, you should contact our Sales Team. They will help you with anything you need to permanently install the ownCloud Enterprise apps.


Contact our Sales Team!


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August 30, 2018

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