Accessing ownCloud via HTTP. We strongly suggest you configure your server to require using HTTPS instead.

November 15, 2014 4.3k views

Hi Folks the community is awesome here! Ok so I set up owncloud on a droplet, however I get this when I login to my ownCloud
You are accessing ownCloud via HTTP. We strongly suggest you configure your server to require using HTTPS instead.

I was wondering if I could have some direction on how to set the server up to require https! Any help would be great thanks!

4 comments
  • See the mozilla guide. In general, to require ("force") https, you need to redirect all http traffic to https with a 301 redirect, and send HSTS.

  • do you have an ssl cert set up? If not, you should start there... StartSSL has free certs and will work fine for OwnCloud

  • I set my droplet up without HTTPS ... Duh!! Now I am going to follow these steps to adding it so I can avoid seeing the security warning message on my devices and ditto those I share files / links with!! Not pretty!

    Step1: Go to www.StartSSL.com and click on the top left image "Start SSL free class 1".
    Step2: Complete your personal details
    Step3: Authenticate via email
    Step4: Wait for my details to be approved

    ..... waiting .....

  • That didn't take long ....

    Ok Certificate generated, instructions followed and certificate backed up on my removable media drive.

    I presume (more research required at this point) that I need to install the certificate onto my droplet to enable HTTPS to work with Ownloud?

    I'll update this later .....

1 Answer

my all client website have SSL certificate, and its really important for ownCloud, now server management are easy to us

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