NextCloud - how to request a NextCloud account

NextCloud End User Info

Request a NextCloud account - self-service

  • Two important conditions about NextCloud accounts
    • Accounts must be "personal" to a named individual. Accounts for Groups or Teams are not permitted.
    • All individuals must have a Mattermost identity.
  • Take this link, or go to NextCloud ( and click on "Register" link
  • Enter your email address - and click "Request Verification Link"
  • Go to your email, and find the email from NextCloud. The email subject should be like "Verify your Extinction Rebellion Netherlands registration request", and will be from email address ""
  • If you cannot see such an email in your In-Tray:-
    • First look also in your Spam folder, and if not there…
    • For some email systems (like Hotmail) which rely on a list of "Trusted senders" you may need to add this address to trusted senders:-
    • If still problems, contact Technical Circle support via the NextCloud Mattermost Channel on this link
  • The email should include text "To create a new account on Extinction Rebellion Netherlands, just click the following link:" followed by a single use URL to click
  • When you take the link you will be prompted to create a Userid and password.
    • Please use your Mattermost ID, but without the leading "@" sign, so if you are @MagneticWool on Mattermost, use MagneticWool as a Userid on NextCloud
    • Your password must contain all of:- upper case letters, lower case letters, digits (1…9) and special characters - eg Tob439H%

The account you can set up like this gives you Read-only access to the various "_Shared" areas of NextCloud.

If you want to have Read-Write access - so able to create and update documents:-

  • Take the link to the list of Group Admins which lists the Group Admins for each of the NextCloud Access Control Groups.
  • Send a message which includes your NextCloud userid to the Group Admin for your particular Local Group, National Circle, Action etc - and ask them to add you into the Group.

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Topic revision: r7 - 26 Nov 2020, JohnITDH
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