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== What is WebDAV? ==
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WebDAV access allows users which can edit course files to do so from a convenient WebDAV "Web Folder"/Mountpoint which acts like a local drive.
 
 
 
=== Configuring WebDAV in Moodle ===
 
To set up WebDAV access in your Moodle installation:
 
 
 
* In Admin->Server->WebDAV Set webdavenable to Yes.
 
* The 'moodle/site:webdav' capability controls who can connect - by default the "Course Creator" role has it. Assign the role at the system level for users to be able to connect.
 
* If you want to restrict WebDAVaccess so it is only accessible from the local LAN, use the webdavsubnet setting.
 
 
 
(This feature will be available after v1.9)
 
 
 
''Note:'' For the WebDAV feature to work, the PHP setting magic_quotes_gpc '''must''' be ''off''.
 
 
 
== Configuring WebDAV on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (Service Pack 2), IIS V6.0 ==
 
 
 
=== Configure IIS ===
 
 
 
Configuring a new virtual directory in IIS is a two-step process:
 
 
 
#Create a new virtual directory using the Virtual Directory wizard
 
#Configure the access permissions on the new virtual directory
 
 
 
==== Create New Virtual Directory ====
 
#Open IIS and right-click on your Moodle website. Select '''New -> Virtual Directory'''... from the pop-up menu.<br />[[Image:New_virtual_directory.png|200 px|Menu option required for creating new virtual directory]]
 
#Select '''New -> Virtual directory...''' from the pop-up menu. The '''Create New Virtual Directory Wizard''' is displayed.<br />[[Image:Wizard_intro.png|200 px|IIS Virtual Directory Creation Wizard]]
 
#Call the new virtual directory '''Moodledata'''.<br />[[Image:Name_directory.png|200 px|alt text]]
 
#Specify the path to the Moodledata directory.<br />[[Image:Choose_path.png|200 px|Choosing path to folder on server]]
 
#Ensure the new virtual directory has '''Read''', '''Write''' and '''Browse''' permissions.<br />[[Image:Directory_permissions.png|200 px|Specifying directory permissions]]
 
#Press the Finish button to create the new virtual directory.
 
 
 
==== Configuring Virtual Directory Properties ====
 
 
 
#Right-click on the new virtual directory and select Properties from the pop-up menu.<br />[[Image:Check_properties.png|200 px|Checking new virtual directory properties]]
 
#Ensure that '''Read''', '''Write''', '''Directory browsing''', and '''Log visits''' are checked. Ensure '''Index this resource''' is unchecked.<br />[[Image:Properties_view.png|200 px|Virtual directory properties correctly configured]]
 
#Click on the '''Directory Security''' tab and press the '''Authentication and access control''' Edit... button<br />[[Image:Authentication_tab.png|200 px|Directory Security authentication and access control]]
 
#Authenticated access configuration will depend on your needs. Basic access will require you to uncheck '''Enable anonymous access''' and check '''Basic authentication (password is sent in clear text)'''. You may get a warning about security:<br />[[Image:Authentication_warn.png|200 px|Directory security warning]]
 
#Your new virtual directory is ready for testing.<br />[[Image:Final_view.png|200 px|New virtual directory ready for use]]
 
 
 
=== Testing WebDAV on Windows XP ===
 
 
 
''Note:'' Internet Explorer 8.0 no longer supports web folders. See [http://blogs.msdn.com/b/askie/archive/2009/03/20/open-as-web-folder-not-in-the-internet-explorer-8-file-open-dialog.aspx this blog post from David Conner] for details. You will need to map a network drive instead.
 
 
 
== See Also ==
 
* [[WebDAV Connect]]
 
* Some discussions at [http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5 Using Moodle]:
 
** [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=41217 WebDAV extension for Moodle] discussion from 2006
 
** [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=89123 WebDAV for Moodledata] discussion from 2008
 
** [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=134984 WebDAV for "Course Files" in 2.0] discussion from 2009
 
 
 
[[Category: Administrator]]
 

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