If you want to use a private secure owncloud (WebDAV Space Server) as Backup for all your devices you can harden the access thru a openssh Login with key auth and a squid as relay.
- Install apache2, php5, mysql-Server, openssh, squid3
- config Apache2 to listen on https://localhost:443
- setup squid3 and config the Proxy to listen only on localhost:3128
- install owncloud to /var/WWW with forced “https” settings at the config.php
- create ssh-keys to auth with password protected key to the SSH Server
If done, you can access the private Backup-Server via a Terminal/ Putty with the Tunneling Options
- $ssh -L 3128:localhost:3128 email@example.com
- Open your Browser on your Client/PC with enabled Proxy usage = localhost 3128
- Connect the WebDAV by the URL https://localhost/ the owncloud Login should be displayed! Same with the WebDAV URL possible!
Advantage? You have a two factor protected Owncloud Access, with encryption inside a encrypted SSH Tunnel! Nobody should see files which are transmitted! Thats a tube inside a tube ..