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

Adding SSH keys to Github

For Debian 9 (and MacOS)

  1. Check for old keys
    1. cd ~/.ssh
    2. ls id_*
  2. Backup old keys
    1. mkdir keys_backup
    2. cp id_* keys_backup
  3. Generate a new key
    1. ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "your_email@example.com"
    2. don’t use a passphrase
  4. Go to the key directory
    1. cd ~/.ssh
  5. Download the public key
  6. Open the key in Notepad++ (or similar)
  7. Log in at github.com
  8. Click on the right side on your profile picture
  9. Click on Settings
  10. Click on SSH and GPG Keys
  11. Click on New SSH Key
  12. Create a new name for the key
  13. Paste the contents of the public key into the Key field
  14. Click on Add SSH Key

Done.