How to change your disroot user password

First you need to log in to the Self Service Center at https://user.disroot.org and choose to change password.

Once you changed your password in the Self Service Center you will need to make sure to change your encryption key in Nextcloud, since all your files in ownCloud are encrypted with a key that is generated from your password.

  1. Go to https://cloud.disroot.org and log in with your new password. You will see a yellow message on top of the page: Invalid private key for Encryption App. Please update your private key password in your personal settings to recover access to your encrypted files.
  2. Click on your name in the top right corner and select Personal from the menu.
  3. Scroll down to Nextcloud basic encryption module and type in your old password and your new password and click Update Private Key Password.
  4. Log out of Nextcloud and log back in and that's it - you're all set and can view your file again.

TIP: If you lose your password, you won't be able to retrieve your files on Nextcloud as they are encrypted so that even the server administrators can't see their content. If you want to be sure you won't lose your data check the Enable password recovery box in your Personal settings. This will allow the server administrators to retrieve your data upon request.