Administrator Documentation

Runtime Dependencies

This app requires the following apps to be enabled:

Install Nextcloud Collectives

The Collectives app can be installed from the Nextcloud App Store.

In your Nextcloud instance, simply navigate to »Apps«, find the »Collectives« app and enable it.

Collectives and server-side encryption

With server-side encryption enabled, the files in a Collective will be stored encrypted on the filesystem as well.

Please note that index files for the full-text search will not be encrypted though. Also, please read the Nextcloud server documentation about limitations carefully.

Collectives and guest users

In order to allow guest users (as provided by the guests app) to access collectives, add the Collectives and Circles apps to the list of enabled apps for guest users in admin settings.

Please note that this enables guest users to create new collectives.

Public shares

WebDAV access to public shares must not be forbidden for publically shared collectives to work. Please make sure that you didn’t disable the admin option “Allow users on this server to send shares to other servers (This option also enables WebDAV access to public shares)” under “Sharing -> Federated Cloud Sharing”.


Initial Content for new collectives

It’s possible to create custom content for new collectives by putting files in the app skeleton directory at data/app_<INSTANCE_ID>/collectives/skeleton. New collectives start with the contents of this directory.

Create a to change the landing page that is opened automatically when entering a collective.

If the skeleton directory doesn’t contain a, the default landing page from apps/collectives/skeleton/ will be copied into the collectives directory instead.

Allow for groups in your collectives

You can configure the circles app to allow adding groups to circles. Since the collectives app relies on the circles app for user management this also allows adding entire groups to collectives.

Keep in mind thought that in contrast to circles groups can only be managed by server admins.