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Apache httpd : Configure WebDAV
2022/03/16
 
Configure WebDAV Folder.
[1]
[2] For example, Create a directory [/home/webdav] and it makes possible to connect to WebDAV folder only by HTTPS.
[root@www ~]#
mkdir /home/webdav

[root@www ~]#
chown apache. /home/webdav

[root@www ~]#
chmod 770 /home/webdav

[root@www ~]#
vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/webdav.conf
# create new

<IfModule mod_dav_fs.c>
    DAVLockDB /var/lib/httpd/davlockdb
</IfModule>
Alias /webdav /home/webdav
<Location /webdav>
    DAV On
    SSLRequireSSL
    Options +Indexes
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName WebDAV
    AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd
    <RequireAny>
        Require method GET POST OPTIONS
        Require valid-user
    </RequireAny>
</Location>

# add a user : create a new file with [-c]

[root@www ~]#
htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd cent

New password:    
# set password

Re-type new password:
Adding password for user cent
[root@www ~]#
systemctl restart httpd

[3] If SELinux is enabled, add rules to allow accesses to target WebDAV directory.
[root@www ~]#
chcon -R -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t /home/webdav

[root@www ~]#
semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t /home/webdav

[4]
Configure WebDAV client on client computer. This example is on Windows 11.
Open File Exploler and and Click the [Add a network location] on the top menu bar.
[5] Click the [Next] button.
[6] Click the [Next] button.
[7] Input the URL of WebDav folder.
[8] Authentication is required, input username and password you added in section [1] by [htpasswd].
[9] Input WebDav Folder Name. Any name is OK, it's used on your Windows Computer.
[10] Click the [Finish] button.
[11] Just accessed to the WebDav Folder. Verify to create new files normally.
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