Cloudron 1.8 released - Docker upgrade, restrict app access to users

By Girish on Monday, November 13th 2017

We are happy to announce the release of Cloudron 1.8

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

User access restriction

Cloudron Groups are a convenient way to provide access to a group of users. Sometimes, one might want to give access to one-off users or guests. Currently, this requires the Cloudron admin to create a group with just that one user. Managing many such groups can be quite cumbersome (more so, because group names and user names cannot conflict on Cloudron).

In 1.8, you can select one or more users in addition to groups for specifying the access restriction.




Cloudron will let a user access the app if they are present in one of the groups or in the user list.

Docker upgrade

This release updates Docker to 17.09 CE from 17.03 CE.



You can read the entire list of changes for Docker 17.0.6 CE and 17.09 CE here.

Node upgrade

Nodejs has been updated from 6.11.3 to 6.11.5 LTS.



On a side note, now that node.js 8 LTS is out, we look forward to moving slowly to using more advanced ES6/7 features in the Cloudron code.

App package information

We have added a i button on the app grid that shows information like the package version. When reporting bugs, be sure to include the package version in the bug report.



Clicking on the icon will show any post-installation instructions like the default admin password as well. The version field can be clicked to view application information (like the NextCloud version).



Other notable fixes

  • Fix group email bounce when a group has users that have not signed up yet
  • Do not restrict app memory limit to 4GB
  • Fix display of the latest backup in the weekly digest