WebDAV authoring rules are defined on every URI in a website. It determines the authoring permission for specific URI space on WebDAV. The permissions are inherited in authoring rules element. This means the parent URI and the child URIs are of similar permission.

This element comes with a series of <add> elements that identify authoring rules that include the users’ access to permissions for groups or users for different types of content. These rules are also comparable on authorization setting found in <authorization> element. However, it is stored separately to keep IIS to have 2 sets of authorization, one for regular HTTP or non-WebDAV and the other is for requests with WebDAV.

WebDAV Authoring Rules Compatibility

You can base on the following for its compatibility.

Version Notes

IIS 10.0 The <authoringRules> element is not modified in IIS 10.0.

IIS 8.5 The <authoringRules> element is not also modified in IIS 8.5

IIS 8. 0 The <authoringRules> element is not modified in IIS 8.0.

IIS 7.5 The <authoringRules>element ships as the feature of IIS 7.5.

IIS 7.0 The <authoringRules>element was launched in WebDAV 7.0 which is another

download for IIS 7.0.

IIS 6.0 N/A

You must take note that in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, the WebDAV 7.5 module ships as the feature of IIS 7.5, so you are not allowed to download the WebDAV.

Adding Rules on WebDAV Authoring

If you wish to add some rules on WebDAV authoring, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the (IIS) Internet Information Services Manager

If you use Windows Server 2010 R2 or Windows Server 2012, you can go to the taskbar and choose Server Manager. Then, tap Tools, and choose the “Internet Information Services Manager”

If you have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, hold down Windows key, choose letter X, and press the Control Panel. Tap the Administrative Tools and double click the Internet Information Services Manager.

Meanwhile, if you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can choose to Start on the taskbar. Next, choose the Control Panel. Then, double click the Administrative Tools and double click the Internet Information Services Manager.

Lastly, if you use Windows Server 08 R2 or Windows Server 07, you can click Start on the taskbar and go to Administrative Tools and click the (IIS) Internet Information Services Manager.

  1. Next, you can expand the server name in Connections pane. You can go to the application, site or directory you will permit directory browsing.
  2. In the Home option, you can double click the WebDAV Authoring Rules.
  3. In the Actions tab, choose Add Authoring Rule.
  4. In the dialog of the Add Authoring Rule, you can choose the following choices:

Allow access to: it specifies if the authoring rule must be applied to all types of content or specific content type.

Allow access to this content to: it can specify if the authoring rule is applicable to specific or all users or groups.

Permissions: This specifies if the authoring rule must allow Write, Read or Source access for specified users or content types.

  1. Choose ok.

With these steps, you can now add WebDAV Authoring Rules.