How to Deploy EFSS

Description of docker installation of EFSS including integration applications.

Recommended way of installing ownCloud 10 and/or Nextcloud into a container is to adapt files from the following example to your needs. If this doesn’t fit your environment, we provide a guide to install the components manually as an alternative.

Installation and deployment of ownCloud 10.10 (Docker+Kubernetes)

This section describes the deployment using Docker and Kubernetes. It is based on CESNET’s QA instance of Sciencemesh. In includes both changes to ownCloud as well as the integration application. As your specific environment may vary, you need to edit particular files with respect to your own environment, deployment, endpoints etc.

Check current blessed versions when deploying the QA environment. Note that the example below generally installs master versions, which may not be what you want. You must modify them to install intended versions as stated in the above linked page! Always check you’re installing intended versions.

  1. Prepare the Dockerfile file to build patched ownCloud including Sciencemesh app. Be aware - the Dockerfile is prepared for testing and development purposes. If you want to deploy QA environment please use the option to install oc-sciencemesh-app via Marketplace, as described here.

  2. Prepare the Makefile.diff to install the Sciencemesh app within docker build.

  3. Build the Sciencemesh-enabled ownCloud image and push it to your registry.

  4. Once you have built the image, you can deploy it in your Kubernetes infrastructure using ownCloud Helm chart. We have prepared the values.yaml for the deployment of patched ownCloud using Helm.

  5. Last step is to register the Sciencemesh app into ownCloud DB. So you need to login into DB itself and run following commands.

    First you need to update the iopUrl depending where your IOP deployment runs (or will run).

    UPDATE oc_appconfig SET configvalue = '' WHERE configkey = 'iopUrl';

    Similarly for the secret.

    UPDATE oc_appconfig SET configvalue = 'another-secret' WHERE configkey = 'revaSharedSecret';

    The shared_secret must be the same in reva.toml file and ownCloud database. This secret is used by Reva to authenticate requests from ownCloud.

    Make sure that revaSharedSecret matches the shared_secret entry in the following sections of your revad.toml file:

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    The revaLoopbackSecret is a key in ownCloud for authenticating Reva users by ownCloud. Reva sends this key in body instead of real user’s password. This loopback secret send from ownCloud to reva in request’s body.

    If this key does not exists in ownCloud database, insert a random string for this key as value.

    INSERT oc_appconfig SET configvalue = 'some-secret' WHERE configkey = 'revaLoopbackSecret;
  6. In the end, your OC10 database should contain someting similar to this:

    MariaDB [bitnami_owncloud]> SELECT * FROM oc_appconfig WHERE appid = 'sciencemesh';
    | appid       | configkey          | configvalue                        |
    | sciencemesh | enabled            | yes                                |
    | sciencemesh | installed_version  | 0.1.0                              |
    | sciencemesh | iopUrl             | |
    | sciencemesh | revaLoopbackSecret | some-secret                        |
    | sciencemesh | revaSharedSecret   | another-secret                     |
    | sciencemesh | types              |                                    |

How to Install EFSS Manually

Manual installation of EFSS

Last modified February 21, 2023: Typo corrections (b705f07)