Your own cloud storage accessible from everywhere - ownCloud
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Your own cloud storage accessible from everywhere - ownCloud

Access your data from everywhere in the world using any device (desktop or mobile). Your own "Dropbox clone" service!
3.8 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
986 students enrolled
Created by Gabriel Avramescu
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the advantages of having his/her's own cloud
  • Create a Dropbox "clone" stored on your own server.
  • install and configure ownCloud software suite
  • Fine tune ownCloud software suite
  • use ownCloud using Mac/Windows or IOS/Android free applications
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  • Basic IT Skills

Have you ever needed a personal cloud? A Dropbox of yourself? With no storage limits, no privacy issues, with document versioning and sharing, but with no extra cost?

"Personal cloud is a collection of digital content and services which are accessible from any device. The personal cloud is not a tangible entity. It is a place which gives users the ability to store, synchronize, stream and share content on a relative core, moving from one platform, screen and location to another."

This course is all about. I will teach you in a few simple steps how to create your own personal and secure cloud, at home or at your place of work. The only storage limit is your hard drive, and even so you can extend it easily using network shares or integrate it with already owned commercial clouds. All you need is a spare computer or Raspberry Pi or an Internet connection. You can even build it as a virtual machine on your desktop at home.

I will teach you to install it the ownCloud software suite, to configure it and manage it. I will explain to you the advantages of ownCloud over Dropbox. Furthermore, I will guide you trough it's functionality and it's interface.

So let's start building your own personal cloud. Access your data from anywhere, using IOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Mac OS or Linux. No special hardware required, it's simple, free and secure!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like to learn how to host his/her's own cloud or Dropbox clone
  • Anyone in need for a solution of storage, accessible from everywhere in the world, anytime, using any type of device: mobile or desktop, via a client or via a browser
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Introduction to ownCloud
4 Lectures 09:14

Understand what a personal cloud means, what are the advantages of ownCloud.

Preview 03:06

In this vide you will learn what is a cloud and a cloud storage, and their advantages.

Preview 02:13

In this video I will present what are the advantages of having your own cloud hosted by yourself or your company.

Preview 01:40

You have the chance to see and "play" with ownCloud without installing it. Live, on the Internet. No account required.

Preview 02:15

A two-question quiz about what you’ve learned so far.

[Activity] Introduction Quiz
2 questions
Install ownCloud
5 Lectures 39:17

You can install ownCloud on anything, including old hardware or as a virtual machine. But if want to invest in additional hardware, there are some cheap options that I would recommend:

Cheap Hardware Options
2 pages

In this vide you will learn how to install Ubuntu Linux.

Preview 06:32

A step by step guide of how to manually install ownCloud as a stand-alone server.

Option 1: Installing ownCloud step by step

The easier option is to import ownCloud as a virtual machines, already configured. I will show you how.

Option 2: Import ownCloud as a virtual machine

For a newbie, managing Linux services is not quite handy. Using Webmin, you can do all of those through a GUI. I will show you how to install it and use it.

Install Webmin

Do you remember what options do you have when it comes to insatlalling ownCloud? I will put you trough a test.

[Activity] Installation Quiz
2 questions
ownCLoud Functionality
7 Lectures 24:57

In this video I will show you how to create users and associate them with groups.

Creating New Users and Groups

In this video I will explain how to share files and folders.

Sharing Files and Folders

Sometime you want to Undo your work to a previous version, maybe two month ago. This is one click away!

Files Versioning

I will show you in this video some of the additional features that ownCloud have.

Gallery, Email, Calendar, Documents and Files Editors

Some additional extensions that can be added to improve your overall ownCloud experience.

Apps Collection: Antivirus, ownNote, Delete Confirmations

An overview of the ownCloud Desktop Client.

Desktop Client

An overview of the ownCloud iPhone Client.

Mobile Client

A two-question quiz about some of the most importants aspects of ownCloud functionality.

[Activity] Functionality Quiz
2 questions
Further Configuration and Improvments of ownCloud
6 Lectures 31:22

By default, you can upload files that are not larger than 512 Mb. I will show you how to remove this limit.

Remove Upload Limits

You can trigger some emails when some conditions are met, such as: a new share, delete a new file or folder. In this video I will show you how to configure ownCloud to send emails.

Configuring Email Service

You can integrate Dropbox, SMD or others cloud and share services with ownCloud to let all the user to manage their files centralised, from only one place. In this video I will show you how to do that.

Configure External Storage

In this video you will learn what DNS is.

Intro to DNS

In this video you will learn what DDNS is and how to configure it.

Intro to DDNS - configure DDNS

Permit your ownCloud clients from the internet to access your server. I will show you how to configure your router for that.

Port Forwarding on Your Home Router

A quick quiz to see if you remember some aspects of ownCloud configuration.

[Activity] Fine Tuning Quiz
3 questions
Final words
2 Lectures 02:03

Util links where you can obtain more information and support.

ownCloud for Business. Continuous learning and support

This is where we say good bye (for now).

Final words
About the Instructor
Gabriel Avramescu
4.1 Average rating
340 Reviews
5,142 Students
8 Courses
Senior Information Security Consultant, IT Trainer

Senior Information Security Consultant

I work in the Internet security team, focused on ethical hacking - deliberately and purposefully challenging the IT security assumptions, strategies, and methods of protecting vital assets and information by emulating an adversary. Act as an effective participant in multidisciplinary security project team. -Scan and exploit for a wide variety of data center infrastructure and application vulnerabilities, following defined rules of engagement and attack scenarios (ethical hacking). Make recommendations on security weaknesses and report on activities and findings. - Perform Internet penetration testing (black box / white box testing) and code reviews (manual and automated) - Security lab fixed and virtual assets design for different LAN / WAN architectures - Use testing tools as NetBIOS scanning, network pinging and testing, packet crafting and analyzing, port scanning for vulnerability assessment - Perform analysis and testing to verify the strengths and weaknesses of - Web Applications and Web Services (SML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, etc.) - Perform analysis and testing to verify the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of operating systems, network devices, web applications, and security architectures - Assist with the development of remediation services for identified findings - Customize, operate, audit, and maintain security related tools and applications

IT Trainer

- Trainer for Web Application Hacking and Network Infrastructure Hacking - Training students for CCNA and CCNA Security Certification - Training NDG Linux Basics - Legal Main Contact - Curriculum Leader



- CREST CRT (Registered Penetration Tester)

- ISO 270001 Lead Auditor

- ECSA (EC-Council Certified Professional)

- CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)

- CEI (Certified EC-Council Instructor)

- VMWare vSphere Install, Configure, Manage

- CCNA and CCNA Security

- CCNP Routing and CCNP Switching

- Advanced Linux&InfoSEC

- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS/MCP 70-642): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, etc.