Background Job Trigger (Ajax Cronjob without login?)


I’m using the “ajax” method to do Background Jobs. Is it enough to open ‘/owncloud/index.php’ without a login to trigger the background jobs? Or is a login required?

Can I set/use the “ajax” method andalso call ‘owncloud/cron.php’ for automatic updates? Or do I have to choose one?


Hi Richard,
According to the docs AJAX cron jobs require log ins.

As AJAX is only requesting the same page as a webcron would I don’t see a problem setting up an additional webcron. Especially since ownCloud allows since 9.1 for cron jobs to run in parallel.


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