WebDAV can now be accessed in Ubuntu. With this, you can have efficient file management even on remote servers. If you want to access Ubuntu WebDAV client consider the following steps.
Ubuntu WebDAV Client
Open ‘Places’ and then go to ‘Connect to Server’
Choose “Secure WebDAV (HTTPS)” or WebDAV (HTTP) for the service you desire for NAS settings. Type the host information and then choose “Connect” for connection initialization. Enter the username’s password to continue for authentication. You must ensure that both username and password have the WebDAV privilege on accessing the share folder.
You can now have a successful WebDAV connection. Then, a linked folder will be automatically created on your desktop.
Setting up WebDAV Client with Apache on Ubuntu
WebDAV is the extension of HTTPS protocol that can offer you access to manage and edit file on a remote web server. You can even share Excel or Word documents to other people by giving them the URL. Well, the following will help you to set up WebDAV with Apache on Ubuntu.
Ubuntu WebDAV Client Installation
The default for the Ubuntu module of WebDAV has apache2 installation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work by default. So, you must enable it. You can do this using this command: a2enmod.
sudo a2enmod dav
sudo a2enmod dav_fs
it can make a symbolic link from “/etc/apache2/mods-available” to “/etc/apache2/mods-enabled.”
You can now restart apache for the new configuration activation.
sudo/ etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Configuring the WebDAV directory
As you enable the module, you are also required to make a directory wherein you can configure the WebDAV. You can do this under the Apache web root.
sudo mkdir/ var/www./html/webdav
You must also change the permission to make Apache.
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data / var/www/html/webdav
Setting Password Protection for your WebDAV Client in Ubuntu
Security is essential as you access your files in WebDAV. Therefore, the server must have an authentication to make it secure. Authentication is advised for a password protection. You can make authentication by making htpasswd file.
Make hidden.htpasswd file in “/etc/apache2” configuration directory with the “webuser” user.
sudo htpasswd – c /etc/ apache2/.htpasswd webuser
You can now specify group ownership on the file to “www-date” and lock down the permission for everyone.
sudo chown www-data:www-data /etc/ apache2/. Htpasswd
sudo chmod 640 / etc/apache2/ .htpasswd
Testing Your WebDAV Client with Ubuntu’s File Manager
In your ubuntu, you can open the file manager and choose “Connect to Server”. Type the server address “dav://your-server-ip/webdav/” and click Enter.
You will be requested to enter your username and password. Type it and choose Connect. After the connection, the directory can be seen in the file manager.
Ubuntu WebDAV client setups can offer you with assistance for partial transfers. You can also have different authentication for a safe and private use. With WebDAV, you can have a native integration with various operating systems too such as Mac, Linux as well as Windows.
With an Ubuntu 14.04 server, you can enjoy the features of WebDAV without downloading your files. It can give you quick and easy access to edit or delete your files on remote servers.