How to fix “Maintenance Mode” in NextCloud

Super annoying when you get locked out, innit?

It depends a bit how you have installed NextCloud but here are two possible locations for your config file:

/var/www/htdocs/nextcloud/config/config.php 
("regular" apache install)
/config/www/nextcloud/config/config.php
(when using a Docker install)

Open the config.php file and look for

 'maintenance' => true,

And change this to

 'maintenance' => false,

Done.

Resetting a user’s password in NextCloud

Resetting a lost admin password

The normal ways to recover a lost password are:

  1. Click the password reset link on the login screen; this appears after a failed login attempt. This works only if you have entered your email address on your Personal page in the Nextcloud Web interface, so that the Nextcloud server can email a reset link to you.
  2. Ask another Nextcloud server admin to reset it for you.

If neither of these is an option, then you have a third option, and that is using the occ command. See Using the occ command to learn more about using the occ command.

$ sudo -u www-data php /var/www/nextcloud/occ user:resetpassword admin
Enter a new password:
Confirm the new password:
Successfully reset password for admin

If your Nextcloud username is not admin, then substitute your Nextcloud username.

unRAID docker: /config/www/nextcloud
unRAID user: abc

$ sudo -u abc php /config/www/nextcloud/occ user:resetpassword admin