[SOLVED] Password Policy-App: licence key in config.php


Hi there,

I just upgraded to oc 10.0.9 and tried to install the PasswordPolicy-app 2.0.0 from the market, as this should be now free for community edition, too. But during installation I get a warning “Please insert a licence key to config.php”. And the app is not installed. The link in the app description https://doc.owncloud.com/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration/server/security/password-policy.html leads to an 404-error.
Can anybody advise how to install the PassowrdPolicy-app into an existing oc 10.0.9 server with already configured users?

Thanks and kind regards,



Hi Joshua,

Thanks for reporting! Unfortunately the doc link seems to have changed. Find the correct one here: https://doc.owncloud.com/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration/server/security/password_policy.html

Regarding your issue with license key: This is not expected to happen and it doesn’t when I try on my installation. Maybe you played around with enterprise trial and have the enterprise_key app installed? If so, you could try to disable it. If that doesn’t help, please file an issue on GitHub including a Config report.

Hope this helps!


The issue has been reproduced and will be investigated. See here https://github.com/owncloud/password_policy/issues/74.



did I understand right that as a workaround I can manually download the app from the marketplace and install it with this command:

sudo -u www-data ./occ market:install -l apps/password_policy-2.0.0.tar.gz

Kind regards,


Yes, correct, that’s the workaround for now. The issue is with the “Market app”. It’s already fixed and will need a new release of said app (https://github.com/owncloud/market/issues/360). Please close if your issue is solved.



I downloaded the file from the marketplace and moved it to the owncloud/apps folder. Changed the owner settings to my www-user and executed the command given above:

owncloud # sudo -u wwwrun ./occ market:install -l apps/password_policy-2.0.0.tar.gz 
The process control (PCNTL) extensions are required in case you want to interrupt long running commands - see http://php.net/manual/en/book.pcntl.php
password_policy: Installing new app from apps/password_policy-2.0.0.tar.gz
password_policy: App installed.

Afterwards I found the app under Settings/Apps/Deaktivated Apps and activated the app. The password policies can be set under Settings/Administration/Security.

Everything fine. Thanks a lot.