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--[[User:Andreas|Andreas]] 14:05, 18 December 2005 (EST)
 
  
==Goals==
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This article outlines how to use simple authentication with [[WebDAV]].
The goal of this how to use simple authentication with WebDAV.
 
Please refer to [[Simple_WebDav_Setup|Cactus']] superb write up on setting up WebDAV.
 
  
===Required packages===
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=== Required packages ===
*apache
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* apache
*cadaver (for testing)
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* cadaver (for testing)
  
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== WebDav Configuration ==
  
==WebDav Configuration==
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1) Edit {{ic|/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf}}:
  
===Step 1: Edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf===
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DAVLockDB /var/log/httpd/DavLock/DavLockDB
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<Location /dav>
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DAV On
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AuthType Digest
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AuthName "WebDAV"
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AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/passwd
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Require user foo
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</Location>
  
<pre>
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2) Create needed directories and assign permissions
DAVLockDB /var/log/httpd/DavLock/DavLockDB
 
<Location /dav>
 
DAV On
 
AuthType Digest
 
AuthName "WebDAV"
 
AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/passwd
 
Require user foo
 
</Location>
 
</pre>
 
  
===Step 2: Create needed directories and assign permissions===
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# mkdir -p /var/log/httpd/DavLock
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# touch /var/log/httpd/DavLock/DavLockDB
# mkdir -p /var/log/httpd/DavLock
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# chown -R nobody.nobody /var/log/httpd/DavLock
# touch /var/log/httpd/DavLock/DavLockDB
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# mkdir -p /home/httpd/html/dav
# chown -R nobody.nobody /var/log/httpd/DavLock
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# chown -R nobody.nobody /home/httpd/html/dav
# mkdir -p /home/httpd/html/dav
 
# chown -R nobody.nobody /home/httpd/html/dav
 
</pre>
 
  
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3) Authentication
  
=== Step 3: Authentication ===
 
 
There are numerous different protocols you can use:
 
There are numerous different protocols you can use:
 
* plain
 
* plain
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This is an example for using digest (make sure it is enabled in httpd.conf)
 
This is an example for using digest (make sure it is enabled in httpd.conf)
<pre>
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{{bc|htdigest -c /etc/httpd/conf/passwd WebDAV foo}}
htdigest -c /etc/httpd/conf/passwd WebDAV foo
 
</pre>
 
 
 
 
Please make sure that the path is identical to the one you entered in your httpd.conf.  Also when using digest you have to enter the AuthName from httpd.conf.  For plain authentication you would not need this.
 
Please make sure that the path is identical to the one you entered in your httpd.conf.  Also when using digest you have to enter the AuthName from httpd.conf.  For plain authentication you would not need this.
  
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If you want to permit everybody to read, you could use this in your httpd.conf
 
If you want to permit everybody to read, you could use this in your httpd.conf
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{{bc|
 
<Location /dav>
 
<Location /dav>
 
DAV On
 
DAV On
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</LimitExcept>
 
</LimitExcept>
 
</Location>
 
</Location>
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}}
  
=== Step 4: Restart apache ===
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4) Restart apache ({{ic|httpd.service}}) to apply the changes.
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# /etc/rc.d/httpd restart
 
</pre>
 

Latest revision as of 06:38, 31 December 2017

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Notes: please use the second argument of the template to provide more detailed indications. (Discuss in Talk:WebDAV authentication#)

This article outlines how to use simple authentication with WebDAV.

Required packages

  • apache
  • cadaver (for testing)

WebDav Configuration

1) Edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:

DAVLockDB /var/log/httpd/DavLock/DavLockDB
<Location /dav>
DAV On
AuthType Digest
AuthName "WebDAV"
AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/passwd
Require user foo
</Location>

2) Create needed directories and assign permissions

# mkdir -p /var/log/httpd/DavLock
# touch /var/log/httpd/DavLock/DavLockDB
# chown -R nobody.nobody /var/log/httpd/DavLock
# mkdir -p /home/httpd/html/dav
# chown -R nobody.nobody /home/httpd/html/dav

3) Authentication

There are numerous different protocols you can use:

  • plain
  • digest
  • others

This is an example for using digest (make sure it is enabled in httpd.conf)

htdigest -c /etc/httpd/conf/passwd WebDAV foo

Please make sure that the path is identical to the one you entered in your httpd.conf. Also when using digest you have to enter the AuthName from httpd.conf. For plain authentication you would not need this.

With the above setup the user *foo* is required for everything.

If you want to permit everybody to read, you could use this in your httpd.conf

<Location /dav>
DAV On
AuthType Digest
AuthName "WebDAV"
AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/passwd
<LimitExcept GET HEAD OPTIONS PROPFIND>
require user foo
</LimitExcept>
</Location>

4) Restart apache (httpd.service) to apply the changes.