Web : Unable to add group in NextCloud v27.0.0

By | July 15, 2023

With the latest version 27.0.0 of NextCloud at the time of writing this article, the group add feature from the admin WebUI is broken (adding a group and press the save button does nothing).

This is a known bug and should be fixed in version 27.0.1 which should be pubished in the next week(s).

In the meantime, you can use the “occ” command line utility to add groups.  Here are the possible related command groups :

 group:add                           add a group
 group:delete                        remove a group
 group:adduser                       add a user to a group
 group:removeuser                    remove a user from a group
 group:list                          list configured groups

The full command to add a group would look like this :

sudo -u www-data php occ group:add NewGroup

Note : The example above assume that your Web server is running as “www-data” user.

Even though this issue does not prevent users to be added to an existing group from the admin WebUI, you can also use OCC to add a user to this new group as followed :

sudo -u www-data php occ group:adduser NewGroup UserToAdd