Secure WebDAV

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mkrishnan, May 2, 2005.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Has anyone gotten a secure WebDAV connection to work? I have not been able to -- I get as far as a username/PW, but then no farther. :( Which is essentially the same thing that happened to me if I tried to use http instead of https in Panther. My school has a lot of issues with certificate authenticity -- Finder, Safari and FF all question if I really want to accept their certificates -- but all of this happens after I allow use of the certificate.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Not sure about the terminology or whether this is WebDAV related but I'm having trouble with some password-enabled sites today with Safari 2.0 and some of the other motley crew of OSX browsers (Firefox, Explorer, Camino etc.) I assumed it was my ISP, but it might be this WebDAV thing you're talking about...
     
  3. Foocha macrumors 6502a

    Foocha

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    I've had no trouble with SSL WebDAV in Tiger - its really handy not having to resort to Goliath anymore for a secure WebDAV share.

    Not sure what to suggest if you're encountering problems with it - perhaps it's to do with the server? Finder sometimes seems a little flaky with WebDAV shares - your problem might be to do with the server, rather than Tiger's SSL WebDAV support..
     
  4. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Foocha -- thanks for the input. This relates to an SSL WebDAV that is hosted by Novell GroupWise. Maybe I should check out this Goliath...perhaps it would be more lenient to whatever foible this particular WebDAV implementation has. Groupwise also has a browser-based access mechanism for these share drives, but it's less than optimal....

    Mad Jew -- I don't think the problem I am having and the one you are having are related -- WebDAV is something that uses the http and/or https protocol to mount a network drive.
     
  5. Foocha macrumors 6502a

    Foocha

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    Goliath does seem to work with more WebDAV servers than Finder - I'd hoped that WebDAV support would be improved in 10.4, but from your experience, it sound like they've got some more work to do on it!

    http://www.webdav.org/goliath/
     
  6. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    What do you know? Goliath hit the dope spot on the very first try, with no setup! :) Well, at least it logs in, and it seems to handle the downloading of groups of files/folders to the local disk fine. I haven't been able to successfully *send* a group of files ... it tries, but it gives me some kind of URL invalid error for each file. Single files seem to send.

    But anyway, a big improvement! Thank you so much! :D
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, I got all confused with the https etc. :eek:
     

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