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Portknox Update April

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Nextcloud update v11.0.3

Within the next few days all Portknox clouds are updated to Nextcloud 11.0.3. Read about the changes here.

Calendar update v1.5.2

This are the most important fixes:

  • advanced color-picker #4
  • support for Internet Explorer 11 #329
  • added second step for deleting calendars #341

As usual we use Canary Deployments and first update only a few clouds, we will increase the number within the next days. 

Our applist is already updated, you can see all changed app versions there.

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Portknox Update March

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 Two Factor U2F added

Portknox u2f auth

Its now possible to activate Two Factor Authentication with U2F devices like the Yubikey. Another way to further secure you cloud. Please read documentation before app activation.

Tasks updated to 0.9.5

This minor update fixes some bugs with Nextcloud 11. Here is the full changelog.

Two Factor TOTP updated to 1.1.0

Polishing and some minor fixes. Here is the full changelog.

Please note that we update customer clouds in batches, if your cloud does not have the new apps yet, give us some more days :)

Nextcloud update 11.0.2

We are happy that all customer clouds have been updated to Nextcloud 11. At Portknox every single customer has his or her own installation (with own domain / url) which is much safer than only having an account in a big shared instance (which is what most of the other providers do). Even if keeping all of the clouds up-to-date takes more effort - it's worth it! The Nextcloud security scan rates Portknox clouds with A+, the highest score achievable:

 

Always up2date applist

At our applist you can see which app in which version is installed on Portknox. We now automated the way our applist is generated, after every Nextcloud or app update the list gets regenerated. Right now its possible to activate 36 apps!

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Portknox Update February

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Direct Menu added

This top rated app provides easy access to all apps in the header. Go to your apps menu, activate it and give it a try. (There are plans to add this menu directly into Nextcloud core.)

Contacts update v1.5.3

This minor update brings back the addressbook export. Here is the full changelog.

Calender update v1.5.0

My most used app gets many UX improvments and bugfixes. Check the full changelog.

Nextcloud update 10.0.3

We are updating Nextcloud to version 10.0.3 (changelog) which is a requirement for your upgrade to Nextcloud 11. As usual we slowly update all clouds, by the end of next week all clouds should be up2date.

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Nextcloud/ownCloud Mail v0.6 released – with alias support

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We worked hard during the Nextcloud Conference to get version 0.6 of the Mail app ready! 😎

It is now possible to add aliases to your email accounts! This feature was implemented by our GSOC student Tahaa Karim. He also worked on Signature support which is far but not yet merged. If someone wants this feature any help is appreciated.

The most recent version of the Mail app only works on ownCloud 9.1 and Nextcloud 10. Older installations need to use version 0.5.3. As most of the Mail developers have moved to Nextcloud, extensive testing only happens there. We also moved our git repository to the Nextcloud organisation, and the app version 0.6.0 was built from the code there.

It has already been uploaded to the ownCloud app store and can also be downloaded from Github.

Here is the 0.6 changelog:

Added

  • Alias support @tahaalibra
  • New incoming messages are prefetched @ChristophWurst
  • Custom app folder support @juliushaertl
  • Improved search @ChristophWurst
  • Scroll to refresh @ChristophWurst
  • Shortcuts to star and mark messages as unread @ChristophWurst
  • Shortcuts to select previous/next messsage @ChristophWurst

Changed

  • Minimum server is Nextcloud 10/ownCloud 9.1 #84 @ChristophWurst
  • Use session storage instead of local storage for client-side cache @ChristophWurst
  • When deleting the current message, the next one is selected immediatelly @ChristophWurst

Fixed

  • Client error while composing a new message @ChristophWurst
  • Delay app start until page has finished loading @ChristophWurst
  • Auto-redirection of HTML mail links @ChristophWurst
  • Update folder counters when reading/deleting messages

Special thanks goes out to your testing member plastikschnitzer!✌️ If you wanna help test new Mail releases, just drop us a message or leave a comment.

Bulk create testusers for ownCloud / Nextcloud

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Maybe someone need it, too. A small shell script to create hundreds of users and groups:

#!/bin/bash
set -e
export OC_PASS=test12

for ((j=1;j<=30;j++));
do
for ((i=1;i<=50;i++));
do
./occ user:add pomes_$i-$j --password-from-env -g bdo_$j
done
done

Thanks @nickvergessen for the occ tip :)

Update 4.4.2017:

- Now with groups

Further improvements to HTTPS encryption for PortKnox clouds

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Improving the infrastructure and increasing the security for PortKnox and the hosted clouds is an ongoing task. The last days we've accomplished another milestone. New customers will already get the best HTTPS encryption with a SSLab Rating of A+:

Portknox SSL Labs

Existing clouds will be migrated to the new setup during the next weeks, there will be no downtime or interruption. Advantages of the new setup are a faster response to vulnerability and updates. Furthermore, Forward Secrecy is now enabled, which makes it impossible to decrypt the HTTP transfer, even if the private key is stolen from our servers.

Please note that the Internet Explorer on Windows XP does not support this high security configuration. You should therefore update your system as soon as possible.

Todo.txt for ownCloud - with todos

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I am a huge fan of Gina Trapanis Todo.txt, in fact I use it every day.

Some time ago I've started to create an ownCloud app for it, unfortunately I am too busy at the moment to finish it :( So, I released it to GitHub.

Right now, the app can find and read a todo.txt uploaded to your ownCloud. It parses it and separates the sections (todo, date, context, priority ...). The basic presentation is ready too:

Every todo tool needs todos

So far the only way to add and update todos is to go to the files app and edit it with the Text Editor. It would be cool to manage the todos within the app. Even better in a One-Page-Javascript UI!

Your help needed! Fork me!

You use todo.txt? Searching for an ownCloud app project? Help me and fork the code on GitHub.

 Links

TAL Page Templates for ownCloud (needed for todotxt)

App Tutorial for ownCloud

Angular JS with ownCloud

Todotxt CLI