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Contacts

Description

The Nextcloud contacts app is a user interface within the Collaboration Cloud for the CardDAV server. Easily sync contacts from various devices with your Nextcloud and edit them online.

  • 🚀 Integration with other Nextcloud apps! Currently mail and calendar – more to come.
  • 🎉 Never forget a birthday! You can sync birthdays and other recurring events with your Nextcloud calendar.
  • 👥 Sharing of address books! You want to share your contacts with your friends or coworkers? No problem!
  • 🙈 We’re not reinventing the wheel! Based on the great and open SabreDAV library.

Contacts App

Access

There are different ways to access the contacts in the Collaboration Cloud Storage environment of the Jade University.

Apple iOS

The CardDAV-Client is already integrated into the Apple iOS operation system. When using your iOS device, tap on „Settings / Accounts & Passwords / Add Account / Others / Add CardDAV Account“.

Configure them with the following parameters:

  • Server: ccs.jade-hs.de
  • Username: Standard login (form: ma1150)
  • Password: <Your password>
  • Description: JADE-HS – Collaboration Cloud Storage (or short: JADE-HS - CC)

You will find your contacts in the contact app on your smartphone.

Apple macOS

The CardDAV-Client is already integrated into the Apple macOS operation system.

Go to the system control and select the item „Internet-Accounts“. After that, select „Add another Account…“ and „CardDAV-Account“.

Configure them with the following parameters:

  • Type of Account: Manual
  • Username: Standard login (form: ma1150)
  • Password: <Your password>
  • Server-Address: https://ccs.jade-hs.de/remote.php/dav/addressbooks/users/<Your Username>/contacts/

In the end, you should change the description of the created contacts-account into “JADE-HS – Collaboration Cloud” (or short “JADE-HS - CC”). You can find your contacts in the integrated „Contacts“-App.

Google Android

You will need to install a CardDAV-Client when using Google Android. Here, DAVx5 would be suitable.

F-Droid App Store: DAVx5

Google Play Store: DAVx5 (comes with costs)

Configure them with the following parameters:

  • Login with URL and username
  • Basis-URL: https://ccs.jade-hs.de/remote.php/dav/
  • Account Name: Your e-mail address
  • Contact-Group Method: Groups are categories of contacts

In the end, you might need to activate the menu item „Recognise Addressbook Newly“ in the CardDAV-app and the appearing address books.

Linux

The CardDAV-Client is already integrated into the Linux operating system.

Select „Settings / Online-Accounts / Add Account / Nextcloud“ and configure it with the following parameters:

  • Server: ccs.jade-hs.de
  • Username: Standard login (form: ma1150)
  • Password: <Your password>

In the end, you need to decide on what the account is used for and close the window with „X“. You can find your contacts in the integrated „Contacts“-app.

Microsoft Windows

With the help of a CalDAV client, university members can access the calendars in the collaboration cloud of the Jade University, for example, the Outlook CalDav Synchronizer for synchronization with Microsoft Outlook.

Preparatory work:

  • If you haven't already done so, install Outlook CalDav Synchronizer on your system.
  • Create a new calendar with the name “JADE-HS” in the web interface of the Collaboration Cloud.
  • Click on the 3 dots to the right of your new calendar, select the entry “Link” and copy the URL (with CTRL + C) to the clipboard. We need this URL in the later configuration process.

Microsoft Outlook:

  • Start Microsoft Outlook and select the ribbon “CalDav Synchronizer”
  • Use “Synchronization Profiles / New (+)” to create a new synchronization profile:
    • Select “Nextcloud” as the profile type.
    • Name: Calendar-CCS-JADE-HS
    • Outlook folder: Create a new folder
      • New…
      • Name: Kalender-CCS-JADE-HS
      • Folder contains items of the type: Calendar
      • Folder should be created under: In the root of your account (click on your email address)
    • DAV URL: Delete the default and copy (with CTRL + V) the content of your clipboard into this field
    • Username: Your username in the standard registration (form: ma1150)
    • Password: Your password
    • E-mail address: Your business email address
    • Click on the “Test or search settings” button and then on the “OK” button if the connection test is successful.

Web

Using a web browser, university members can access the calendars in the collaboration cloud of the Jade University at https://ccs.jade-hs.de. After activating the “Calendar” app under Settings / App order you will find this in the top menu bar.