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Company Blogs October 26, 2007 By Edward Shin Staff

I needed to upload some docs to our Document Library today, so I decided to give WebDAV a try instead of uploading each document one by one. I heard that our WebDAV implementation was buggy, so I wasn't looking forward to it, but I thought i'd give it a try anyways.

To my pleasant surprise, it worked pretty well! There were a few catches, I wasn't sure what to put in for my username and I wasn't able to create new folders, but I was able to bulk upload my documents! (For those of you who are interested, the username is the numeric User ID.)

Here's our wiki on WebDAV:
http://wiki.liferay.com/index.php/Accessing_the_Document_Library_with_WebDAV#How_to_Login

All that we have to do now is allow users to create new folders, and WebDAV will be really good!

Threaded Replies Author Date
i had someone in training ask that and i wasn't... James Min October 27, 2007 3:57 AM
I use dav.sourceforge.net to mount webdav in... Shepherd Ching April 29, 2008 8:30 PM
I tested WebDAV on trunk on Windows XP, and I'm... Edward Shin April 29, 2008 9:03 PM
You can use any of: - emailAddress - userId... Ray Augé April 30, 2008 8:05 AM
Thank you, Ray Augé, Nautilus is better than... Shepherd Ching May 1, 2008 6:16 AM
I tested WebDAV on trunk on Ubuntu, and I'm... Ramalingaiah Dudidmetle December 24, 2014 8:38 AM
Access from Desktop Files and folders can be... Ramalingaiah Dudidmetle December 24, 2014 11:26 PM

i had someone in training ask that and i wasn't quite sure what the username was.
Posted on 10/27/07 3:57 AM.
I use dav.sourceforge.net to mount webdav in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install davfs2
sudo mount -t davfs http://localhost:8080/tunnel-web/secure/webdav/liferay.com/joebloggs/image_galle­ry /media/webdav

The mounted directory is read-only, I can copy but I cannot write image or douments
Posted on 4/29/08 8:30 PM.
I tested WebDAV on trunk on Windows XP, and I'm pretty sure it's possible to write images and documents and create folders too. I've never tested on Ubuntu though.
Posted on 4/29/08 9:03 PM in reply to Shepherd Ching.
You can use any of:

- emailAddress
- userId (you need to format it like so '@uid')
- screenName (you need to format it like so '@sn')

Don't try to embed any of these in the url, only do this from the u/p dialog, because urls break when they have two @ signs

i.e. http://my@email.tld:password@localhost/tunnel-web/secure/webdav/... won't work

Also, in Ubuntu, install 'gnome-user-share'

]$ sudo apt-get install gnome-user-share

and you can use this url directly from Nautilus to access webdav:

dav://localhost:8080/tunnel-web/secure/webdav/liferay.com
Posted on 4/30/08 8:05 AM.
Thank you, Ray Augé, Nautilus is better than davfs.

By the way, now I tell everyone how to type French special characters in US keyboard at GNOME environment.

System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout Options -> Compose Key (I use my left WINDOWS key)

Then I can type é by typing Windows key+' and e.

Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-329656.html
Posted on 5/1/08 6:16 AM in reply to Ray Augé.
I tested WebDAV on trunk on Ubuntu, and I'm pretty sure it's possible to write images and documents and create folders too. I've not working tested on Ubuntu though.
plz any one help
Posted on 12/24/14 8:38 AM.
Access from Desktop
Files and folders can be managed directly from the file explorer of your desktop operating system. Read more.

WebDAV URL

http://localhost:8080/webdav/documentation/document_library/images
i have wroking in ubuntu
1)server (
webdav://localhost:8080/webdav/documentation/document_library/images)port (80)
2)type webdav http
3)floder----
4)username----Liferay server login
5)password ---Liferay server password
i did this one ,but not wroking
plz help me any one
Posted on 12/24/14 11:26 PM.