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Information about bwSync&Share clients

In order to operate the bwSync&Share service securely and in compliance with data protection laws, data is stored on KIT server systems in encrypted form. As a consequence, we as the operator of the service have no possibility to decrypt the users' data.

We therefore recommend installing and using a bwSync&Share client so that the data is stored in unencrypted form on your own terminal device.
Please note, however, that when you delete files, this data will also be deleted on your own end device as a result of the synchronization.


To install a branded desktop client, download the corresponding client from the following website: https://customerupdates.nextcloud.com/kk1eoZCTo0kI5HpGE3IT/ .

Branded mobile clients are not currently available in the app stores.
You can also download a branded Android app from the above download page and install it manually. In this case, however, updates to newer software versions are not performed automatically.

Alternatively, you can download and use the default Nextcloud app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

If you use the default Nextcloud app or a default Nextcloud client, you will need to enter the server address https://bwsyncandshare.kit.edu.




New client software for bwSycn&Share available!

Version 3.4.4 of the bwSync&Share desktop client for Windows, macOS and Linux has been rolled out and you will be asked if you want to install the new version of the client.
With this version of the branded client, it is now also possible to select another Nextclolud instance and accounts of other Nextcloud instances can be added additionally.


Important !!!
Due to performance reasons the access to the service bwSync&Share is from now on only possible with desktop client versions 3.3 or higher.
Please install a current desktop client version on your device if you had previously installed an older version and therefore no longer have access to the service.


An (English) installation guide for the installation of the desktop client can be found on the desktop client documentation page.
Please note that you need administration rights for your device to install the client.
Installation instructions (also in English) for installing the Mobile Client can be found on the Mobile App documentation page .
After installing the app on your cell phone, you still need to allow the app to access your device.