How to migrate safely pwauth users to internal database users

user_management

#1

I set up my little family cloud since a while and installed for convinience the pwauth user management. But now I got across some backdraws as the users cannot set an email address nor change the displayed user name.

Is there a safe way to change the user backend for all pwauth users to the internal database keeping all their data like calendars, notes, files, etc.?

I am all new to this forum and it could well be that my
question was already got a solution in some other thread. So don't mind ...

Would appreciate every hint.

(OC 8.2.11)


#2

Hi,

OC 8.2 is ool. You should consider upgrading to the current version.


#3

This is not really a solution, is't it?. I have good reasons to keep with 8.2.
So what is your proposal?


#4

I think there is no single reason to stick with 8.2:

  1. It is unsupported since May 2017 (even 9.0 is unsupported as well since a few days)
  2. It might contain known bugs and security vulnerabilities
  3. Newer versions of ownCloud (AFAIK 9.0+) could allow you to create new internal users and migrate the data from the pwauth users via the transfer-ownership occ command to those
  4. Probably a lot of more i forgot about

#5

Hi tom42
Point 3 looks like a solution for me. Thanks for this hint.

The reason I am still running 8.2 is that my mini server is a Cubietruck (armfh) with Lubuntu 14.04. Upgrade to 16.04 failed and I struggled a lot with that. But this is prerequisite for OC 9+ as far as I understood.