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Chris -can this go on the main page? I haven't a clue about the technicalities behind webdav but your notes here are very recent?--Mary Cooch 03:29, 27 September 2011 (WST)

Create WebDAV server

I will be doing this in Linux (Ubuntu 11.04). Currently am building a few servers from scratch for the first time. I increased my file size and reset the timeouts in php.ini. This is working for now. However, I had a 125 MB backup and thought FTP would be easier...not for now :) --chris collman 05:16, 15 July 2011 (WST) Found this for ubuntu 11.04 and will be seeing if it works:

  1. enable webdav modules
    1. a2enmod dav_fs
    2. a2enmod dav
  2. create webdave directory and add permissions
    1. mkdir -p /var/www/webdav
    2. chown www-data. /var/www/webdav
    3. chmod 770 /var/www/webdav
  3. Restart apche2 to take the last modifications
    1. /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  4. vi /etc/apache2/conf.d/webdav.conf
Alias /webdav /var/www/webdav
<Location /webdav>
DAV On
#SSLRequireSSL
Options None
AuthType Basic
AuthName WebDAV
AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/conf.d/.htpasswd
<LimitExcept GET OPTIONS>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
# IP address you allow
Require valid-user
</LimitExcept>
</Location>
  1. run this command to apply the webdav encoding
a2enmod dav* encoding
Enabling module dav.
Considering dependency dav for dav_fs:
Module dav already enabled
Enabling module dav_fs.
Enabling module dav_lock.
Enabling module encoding.
Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 restart' to activate new configuration!
  1. run under root access
htpasswd  -c /etc/apache2/conf.d/.htpasswd admin
New password:
set password
Re-type new password:
# confirm
Adding password for user admin
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
* Restarting web server apache2
... waiting    ...done.

To configure local computer

To enable WebDAV in 2.1

2.1 Path to enable WebDAV.


   Site administration > plugins >repositories > manager repositories

Change WebDav to enable then you will see a popup screen with check boxes:

  • Allow users to add a repository instance into the course
  • Allow users to add a repository instance into the user context

Now click on settings next to Manage repositories >WebDAV.