Nextcloud Rocket.Chat App

The Nextcloud Rocket.Chat App integration offers a very powerful Open Source collaboration platform with a very high level of security and ownership. The flexibility to enjoy features from both solutions combined gives you a step further to use the ultimate open-source alternative to MS 365.

Nextcloud Rocket.Chat App Setup


To use the Nextcloud Rocket.App, you are expected to have the following workspaces running:

Connecting Nextcloud with Rocket.Chat requires your Rocket.Chat sever to be on an SSL-protected domain. This is strictly for security reasons.

You need to make the following changes to your Rocket.Chat settings

  • Have two-factor Authentication disabled on your Rocket.Chat settings Administration > Workspace > Settings > Accounts > Two Factor Authentication

  • Disable Restrict access inside any Iframe Administration > Workspace > Settings > General > Restrict access inside any Iframe

  • Enable to send and receive data inside an iframe Administration > Workspace > Settings > General > Iframe Integration


When that is all done, follow these procedures to get setup

  • Go to your Nextcloud Dashboard and navigate to the Apps section

  • Navigate down to the Social & Communication category and locate the Rocket.Chat App then Download and Enable

  • Head over to your Nextcloud settings section and you will find a Rocket.Chat menu, open it to proceed with linking your Rocket.Chat workspace

  • Fill in the Rocket.Chat URL, admin username, and password to authenticate, click on Connect and Save. This will automatically generate an access token and userId to be used

  • After connecting, the Admin User ID and Admin Token will be automatically filled, and your app is ready for use

  • Now along with other existing Nextcloud apps, you should see you now have Rocket.Chat included

  • Clicking on the Rocket.Chat icon will open up the chat interface like normal, all within Nextcloud.


Using this integration gives you the possibility to:

  • Extend and streamline communication with external parties using Rocket.Chat’s federation and bridges into Slack and Microsoft Teams.

  • Easily collaborate on projects and documents using Rocket.Chat’s chat right in Nextcloud.

  • Use a single productivity platform that integrates with other tools, including Nextcloud, and keeps all communications and notifications in one place.

  • Leverage more advanced user governance features, access levels, and role-based permissions

  • Easily map even the most complex organizational structure into groups, teams, and discussions.

  • Securely collaborate and communicate with anyone via the world’s leading social media channels such as Whatsapp, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, and others.

  • Turn their chats into productivity tools using integrations with various HR tools, CRM solutions, ticketing systems, project management solutions, and developer tools to build powerful workflows.

  • Make digital workplaces and communities more engaging and collaborative using Rocket.Chat’s marketplace of apps.

  • Ensure full governance of all their communications using message audits, flexible retention policies, powerful engagement analytics and dashboards, and more.

  • Send advanced message formatting like code snippets, formula syntax, message threads, and more.

Last updated

Rocket.Chat versions receive support for six months after release.