Tested Webdav Clients
Be sure, that the cadaver ssl package is installed. If not, ask your system administrator how to get it. Type
cadaver https://webdav.gsi.de/<your repository>/files/
at the command line. You will be prompted for your GSI Web Login username and password. With the command
at the cadaver prompt you see all available commands. With
you exit cadaver. It is strongly recommended to read the manual, if you are new to that command line stuff.
DAVExplorer (Java > 1.4, Windows and Linux/UNIX)
Download Windows Download Linux/UNIX
To run this program, you need at least the JRE 1.4. In Windows doubleclick on
. Under UNIX/Linux run
right in the top middle input field after the label https://
and hit enter. No drag&drop is provided by this client.
Find detailed client information also on the web.
Note: With MS Windows Web Folders
, Mac OS X Finder
and Konqueror (Linux)
we got some senseless error messages and/or infinite password prompt loops, if we were not authorized on some ressources.
MS Windows Web Folders
- Open your Internet Explorer (Version > 5.0).
- Click on the menuitem
https://webdav.gsi.de/<your repository>/files into the only existing input field.
- Click on the only existing checkbox
Open as Webfolder.
- Click on the button
Ok (maybe labeled with
Open with other versions, anyway confirm the dialog in the most positive way that is possible).
You will be prompted for your username and password. The repository appears in the usual style of browsing and modifying a file system.
BUG: A double click on a remote file fails with several file formats (e.g. *.ps, *.pdf). You can workaround this bug by copying the files to local diskspace (e.g. drag&drop to desktop).
WARNING: I have not yet tested this step-by-step tutorial for Internet Explorer 7. You are allowed to search the world wide web by yourself first, if you encounter problems.
How to create a permanent Webfolder:
Use the wizard
Desktop/My Network Places/Add Network Place
Tools/Map Network Drive
) and create a new network ressource at location
. Depending on your personal rights on the repository, you can read, write, move, delete, read, copy or rename files or directories such as in the windows explorer.
If you type
in the location bar of your internet explorer, you will only get read access! To upload files, you must use the network place, which you created above.
Windows 7: A Webdav Folder can now be created with the
Map Network Drive
Windows XP 64bit does not support Web Folders for webdav resources, so we recommend to use Bitkinex in such cases: http://www.bitkinex.com/download.php
The formerly commercial product is now freeware and provides a typical file commander user interface.
Howto: In the main window click
DataSource > New > Http/WebDav
. Type a name. Then rightclick the new item and choose "Properties". Server Adress is
. If you want Bitkinex to save your credentials, type them under Authorization. Then go to
Server > Site Map
and add the path
and choose the Type
Find a detailed and illustrated step by step documentation for Windows XP 64bit
written by Gaby Lücker (in German).
Open an instance of your Konqueror program and type
in the location bar. The repository appears in the usual style of browsing and modifying a file system.
Konqueror is also a web browser. If you type
, you will get read access to the repository only.
Mac OS X Finder
Focus Finder, click
Go/Connect to server
(command + k) and enter
. You will look and feel like browsing your local filesystem.
Mac OS X Goliath