Which Edition is Right for Me?

Standard (Community) or Enterprise Edition

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This comparison chart will help you decide which is best for you.


  Standard Edition Enterprise Edition


(Must share customizations with the Community)

ownCloud Commercial License for
ownCloud Server Core and Enterprise Modules

Deployment Options

On-Premises, Hybrid, and Cloud

On-Premises, Hybrid, and 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
8x5 with 24h reaction time with Standard Subscription

12x5 with 2h reaction time,
up to 24x7 with 2h reaction time (Custom Subscription)


Multi-Language Support

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

Intuitive Web-Interface

ownCloud's design principles put the user center stage, by providing a great user experience and seamless workflows. They do this by focusing on ease-of-use and an intuitive design.

Desktop Clients for Windows, MacOS & Linux

The ownCloud desktop client keeps your files in sync and provides many additional features, by directly integrating with the file browser (e.g. sharing of files). The ownCloud Desktop Sync Client for Windows is delivered as Windows Installer (MSI), suitable for all common solutions for Windows software distribution.

Virtual File System

The Desktop Client with Virtual File System improves usability and reduces local storage requirements. Users can share files in the Explorer even if they are not stored locally. The client reflects the file and folder structure of the server, regardless of whether the data is completely available locally. If a file is needed, it can be downloaded and opened on-demand.

Mobile Clients for iOS & Android

0,99 € / 0,99 $

Included in Subscription,
may be branded

Active Directory/LDAP Integration

Connect an ownCloud instance to an LDAP/AD-based user directory (Authentication and provisioning of users/groups and corresponding attributes).

Branding with ownBrander

ownBrander Self Service
included, can be extended by Branding Subscription „small“ or „full“, up to integration into Mobile Device Management and Single Sign On Systems.

ownBrander lets you easily apply your Corporate Identity to the ownCloud Web-Interface, Mobile & Desktop Clients.

Oracle DB Support

Supports the use of Oracle Databases with ownCloud.


Standard 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)

Custom Groups
new in owncloud x

Enables users to define their own groups to share with. An integrated role concept allows collaborative management of groups.

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 CardDAV 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 Documents with Collabora Online



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

Collaborative Editing of Office Documents with ONLYOFFICE



The ONLYOFFICE integration enables access and collaborative editing of Microsoft Office file formats for documents, presentations and tables from the ownCloud frontend in real time.

Collaborative Editing of Office Documents with Microsoft Office Online


The Microsoft Office Online integration via WOPI enables viewing and collaborative editing of documents, presentations and spreadsheets using the original Microsoft Office Online Editor within the ownCloud frontend in real time.

Microsoft Outlook Plugin



Using the ownCloud Outlook integration you can share access to important files and directories with just a few clicks directly from Outlook.

File Drop
improved feature

Allows users to mark any folder as a drop folder for externals to 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 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.

new in owncloud x

Admin feature to impersonate users. Administrators can login as any user and conduct actions as this user i.e. to provide a helpdesk experience. May be restricted to group membership/administrators.


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

new in owncloud x

The ownCloud Guests feature allows to create ownCloud Guest accounts with very limited access rights. Simply share with external users just by entering an email address in the sharing dialog.

Workflows (Automated File Operations)

Enables administrators to specify rules and conditions (file size, file mimetype, group membership and more) to automatically assign tags (see ‘File Tagging’) to uploaded files. Based on those tags automated file operations ('Workflow actions') like File Retention (automated file retention periods) can be conducted. 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.

Extensibility through ownCloud Marketplace
new in owncloud x

Community contributed:
Music, Video, Notes
+ many more

ownCloud Apps
certified for the enterprise

ownCloud‘s open architecture and APIs allow developers to rapidly extend core functionality and enhance the solution to meet user needs. ownCloud is highly extensible therefore, enabling the addition of new features quickly via plug-in applications (‘ownCloud Apps’).


Standard 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
S3 Object Storage

Local storage
GlusterFS/Red Hat Storage
certified S3 Object Storage:
Scality, Ceph S3, Amazon S3, etc.

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.


Standard Edition Enterprise Edition

End-to-End Encryption



End-to-End Encryption for ownCloud increases the security standard for file storage and sharing. It enables users to create folders for client-side encrypted internal or external data exchange. Neither the administrator of the ownCloud Server nor third parties who have access to the infrastructure can read the data. Individual or central key management and provisioning are both available.

End-to-End Encryption with Key Service



For maximum security and control in data exchange, ownCloud offers an additional Key Service application which enables professional key management with the option of using USB tokens, HSM/Smartcards and other hardware devices to decrypt data. Device-based key management provides the highest security level as decryption keys are stored separately from the user's workstation and can't be extracted from the hardware device.

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware attacks are an ever-present malware risk, both for large enterprises as well as for private users. Once affected, whole hard drives or parts of it can become encrypted leading to unrecoverable data loss that directly translates to significant effort and cost. For this exact purpose the ownCloud Ransomware Protection App protects companies by blocking uploaded files known to originate from ransomware to preserve original, unaffected files in ownCloud. Additional to that the App can automatically block user accounts where ransomware was detected and also provides smart mechanisms for the restoration of infected files.

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 Integrity Checking
new in owncloud x

To prevent file corruption the integrity of up- and downloaded files is automatically verified by comparing their unique checksums before and after transfer.

Auditing/Logging Module

Admin feature to log login and logout events of users, file system operations, including actions on the trash bin, internal sharing of a file, sharing a link with a user, or permission changes as well as user management actions (creation/deletion/disabling/enabling of users), actions on ownCloud apps (enable/disable) and administrative actions from the command line.

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.

new in owncloud x

OAuth2 is the open industry-standard protocol for secure authorization of clients. It greatly enhances security while facilitating the integration of third party applications or web services.

Password Policy
improved feature

The Password Policy application enables ownCloud administrators to define password requirements like minimum characters, numbers, capital letters and more for all kinds of password endpoints like user and guest accounts or public link sharing passwords. Additional to that administrators can define an expiration date for passwords and set certain policies to avoid the reuse of passwords. To add another layer of security, the administrator can enforce expiration dates for public link shares. As soon as the expiration date is reached the share will be removed automatically.

SAML/SSO Authentication

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

Native Brute Force Protection



The „Brute Force Protection“ extension prevents attackers from „guessing“ user passwords through a brute force attack. Repeated failed login attempts from the same IP address are delayed, minimizing the chances of a successful attack.

Document Classification

To prevent sensitive data from being leaked and safe-guard personal data as per regulation guidelines, the ‘Document Classification’ extension enables administrators to automatically classify documents and define policies for sharing documents based on defined levels of confidentiality.

Secure View

Secure View allows ownCloud users to share sensitive data in such a way that it can only be viewed by the recipient in the browser. If users share data, they can choose to forbid editing, downloading, copy/pasting and printing a shared document. Additionally documents are protected with watermarks that identify the user and make screenshots tracable. Secure View is a Collabora Online feature, and works with documents of all common office file formats (docx/xlsx/pptx/odx/pdf).

Storage Encryption with HSM support

ownCloud Server supports storage encryption with master keys stored in hardware security modules (HSM). In contrast to the regular master key-based storage encryption that stores the keys on the storage, storage encryption with keys in an HSM allows administrators to completely prevent anyone who has access to the storage from accessing the data stored in ownCloud.

Technical Toolbox

Standard 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-requests:
- 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 https://oc.owncloud.com/opencloudmesh.html

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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