Nextcloud

Nextcloud is a next-generation Enterprise file synchronization and sharing service, similar to products such as DropBox and Sync.com.  All data is stored within UTSC's two data centres, and meets most Provincial and Federal compliance requirements.  Please contact the IITS Helpdesk to see whether your data can be hosted on this service.

 

Service Details

UTSC's active Faculty can request a free 100 GB Nextcloud account through the IITS HelpDesk.  For users seeking larger capacities, please reach out to the HelpDesk to discuss options. 

 

Eligibility

This service is designed for active UTSC Faculty.  Staff should seek alternative solutions through the IITS HelpDesk

 

Requesting a Nextcloud Account

UTSC Faculty who would like to use Nextcloud should request the service through the IITS HelpDesk.

 

Compatibility

The Nextcloud sync client is compatible with Microsoft Windows (7, 8.x, and 10), and Mac OSX (10.9+).  Linux users will be required to compile their own installer from source code.  For smartphones and tablets, the Nextcloud app is available on both the Google Play and iTunes App stores at no cost.

 

Configuring Nextcloud

After requesting the service from the IITS Staff and Faculty Helpdesk, you can proceed to install and configure the software client.  During the software installation, you will be prompted for the server location and credentials.

Server location: https://nextcloud.utsc.utoronto.ca

Credentials: Your UTORid and password

Alternativly, you can access the web portal for Nextcloud at nextcloud.utsc.utoronto.ca.