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.
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
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.
Configuring Virtual Directory Properties
- Right-click on the new virtual directory and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
- Ensure that Read, Write, Directory browsing, and Log visits are checked. Ensure Index this resource is unchecked.
- Click on the Directory Security tab and press the Authentication and access control Edit... button
- 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:
- Your new virtual directory is ready for testing.