Cloudron v0.130.0 released

By Girish on Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

We are happy to announce the release of Cloudron 0.130.0.

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

Unencrypted backups

It's a bit weird to announce unencrypted backups as a feature. Cloudron has supported only encrypted backups from the very first version. What we have seen is that many of our users do not set a backup password. But because Cloudron backups were always encrypted, we ended up in backups that were encrypted with an empty string. This has understandably led to a lot of confusion.

Starting this release, Cloudrons with a non-empty backup password are encrypted and have the extension .tar.gz.enc. Encrypted backups can be extracted using the following command (assuming secret is the password):

cat box_2017-04-28-201904-812_v0.130.0.tar.gz.enc | openssl aes-256-cbc -d -nosalt -pass "pass:secret" | tar zxvf -

Cloudrons with an empty password are not encrypted and have the extension .tar.gz. They can be extract using the following command:

cat box_2017-04-28-201904-812_v0.130.0.tar.gz | tar zxvf -

Naked domains as external location

The External domain feature allows you to set a custom domain for a single app. Enabling this feature involves opening the app's configure dialog and choosing External Domain in the location dropdown.

You can now set naked domains like and as an external domain for an app. The UI will point out that you need to add A record in the DNS for to point to the Cloudron.

DNS configuration alert

Should the DNS credentials expire or become invalid, Cloudron now shows a warning.

In the situation that the DNS credentials expire and the webadmin (my subdomain) certificate could not be renewed, the Cloudron switches to using a self-signed certificate. To remedy the situation, do the following:

  • If required, update the DNS entry of my subdomain manually to point to the Cloudron's public IP.
  • Login to my.<domain> by accepting the self-signed certificate in the browser.
  • Update the DNS credentials in the Domains & Certs menu.

Cloudron will automatically get a new certificate once it has valid DNS credentials (just refresh the browser after a minute).