This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client. If you don’t have an ownCloud server yet, take a look at our server tutorials for Ubuntu 14.04, Centos 7 or Debian 8.
Open a Terminal window in Ubuntu and execute these commands.
Download the Release.key of the download.opensuse.org Ubuntu repository into the /tmp directory.
Then import the key into the apt key store.
sudo apt-key add – < Release.key
Add the software repository in Debian and update the repository list.
sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/xUbuntu_14.04/ /’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list”
sudo apt-get update
Finally install the ownCloud client with apt.
sudo apt-get install owncloud-client
Type “ownCloud” in the search field on your desktop to find the newly installed client app and open the ownCloud-client.
Enter the URL of the ownCloud server in the “Server Address” field, in my case http://192.168.0.100/owncloud and enter the login details (username and password) when requested by the app.
When you are using it without https then you can ignore the error and move ahead:
And enter the details.
The ownCloud client will map the shared remote folders to your Desktop:
And starts to sync the data:
I hope this howto will help you to connect your Desktop with the ownCloud Server easily.