Cloudron 5.4 released
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Cloudron 5.4 released

We are happy to announce the release of Cloudron 5.4!

For those unaware, Cloudron is a platform that makes it easy to run web apps like WordPress, Nextcloud, GitLab on your server and keep them up-to-date and secure.

Cloudron 5.4 adds a dark mode, file manager, Mandatory 2FA, Backblaze B2 support & lots of bug fixes!


Dark Mode

The new Dark Mode brings a beautiful dark color scheme for the Cloudron Dashboard. This new look is easier on the eyes and helps reduce eye strain. The dashboard automatically uses this new look when the OS switchesto dark mode. You can also turn on dark mode per-site using a browser extension like Dark Reader.

File Manager

File Manager allows you to create and modify application files straight from the browser. The File Manager can be access from the Console section of any app.

Clicking on the File Manager button will open a new window:

File Manager supports the following actions:

  • Creating new files and folders
  • Uploading new files and folders
  • Edit files (just click on the file). There is also basic syntax highlighting for the file
  • Basic operations like download/rename/delete file (right click on file name)
  • Change ownership of file (right click on filename)

Mandatory 2FA

Admins can now require all users to set up two factor authentication. When enabled, all new users will be forced to setup a 2FA during sign up. Existing users will be forced to setup 2FA when they login or reload the dashboard page.

When users login, they will see a modal dialog like below:

Lock user profiles

Admins can now disallow users from changing their email and full name. When locked, the user's profile becomes readonly like below (the edit buttons are missing):

Backblaze B2

Backblaze B2 recently announced support for S3 compatible APIs. Thanks to this new feature, we have added Backblaze B2 as a backup destination.


Univention Directory

We have added support for synchronizing users and groups from a Univention Directory server. To configure, go to the Users view and select Univention in the external LDAP configuration.

Ping capability

In Cloudron 5.2, we dropped NET_RAW caps from containers to prevent them from sniffing internal network traffic. This, however, prevented apps from making ICMP requests as well. We have added a new ping capability in the manifest to allow apps like Statping to make ICMP requests.



The nginx packages in Ubuntu 18 are lagging behind. For this reason, we now use the latest stable packages from the nginx project directly. We have updated nginx to 1.8 for various security related fixes in this release.

In addition, we have started hiding the version of nginx in HTTP responses.


  • Fix bug where aliases were displayed incorrectly in SOGo
  • Bump max_connection for postgres addon to 200
  • The mailbox and the mailing list views now have pagination and search support.

Install or update Cloudron

New to Cloudron? Get started for free by running with 3 simple commands on your server.

To update an existing installation, simply click on the 'Update now' button on your dashboard.


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