Installing iFolder server on openSuSE 11.1

iFolder is a simple and secure storage solution that can increase your productivity by enabling you to back up, access and manage your personal files-from anywhere, at any time. Once you have installed iFolder, you simply save your files locally-as you have always done-and iFolder automatically updates the files on a network server and delivers them to the other machines you use.

Using iFolder, you can designate any network server as an iFolder server and publish information to a personal iFolder created on that server. Once your folder is established, you can install iFolder on the computers you regularly use and download information from your personal iFolder to any of those computers. Not only that, but using iFolder, you can also invite other iFolder users to share your files in the same safe and secure way so that your teams always have the most relevant copy of a document.

You can download iFolder server for openSuSE 10.3 from this URL :

But installing iFolder server on openSuSE 11.1 is a bit tedious as mono packages packed with version 11.1 are a bit advanced for iFolder. Find below instructions to help you out :

– Install iFolder server and plugins from this repo.

– Configure apache2 with SSL support.

– Setup by typing as root :




in console and follow question given by each command.

Change folder directory to /etc/apache2/conf.d by cd command and copy all .conf file to /etc/apache2 with cp command on console.

– Start apache service by typing service rcapache2 start in console.

– Allow services http and https in Firewall.

And you’re done.


If you experience the following error code while the client is trying to connect to the server : Authentication Status Code: Unknown. The problem can be solved by NOT choosing the default server data location while running simias-server-setup. I have chosen /home/iFolder instead and that solved my problems. The server will create the folder for you with correct setup and permissions.

I would like to thank for helping in creating the repository and making the above information available.

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