The goal of this how to use simple authentication with WebDAV. Please refer to Cactus' superb write up on setting up WebDAV.
- cadaver (for testing)
Step 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>
Step 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
Step 3: Authentication
There are numerous different protocols you can use:
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>
Step 4: Restart apache
# /etc/rc.d/httpd restart