WebDAV provides a network protocol for creating interoperable, collaborative applications. Major features of the protocol include Locking (concurrency control), Properties and Namespace manipulation (move and copy).
The Codehaus prefers HTTPS+DAV over SCP / SFTP for several reasons:
- works through proxies
- is compatible with our LDAP authorization system
- limits shell access to server
There are some downsides however:
- Clumsier updates
You should use Xircles to determine the appropriate DAV links for your project / user etc.
Konqueror 3.5+ has built-in WebDAV support (UserTrust CA Root is preinstalled). To access using WebDAV, change the https:// protocol to webdavs://
In IE chose "File/Open ...", enter the URL and activate the check box "Open as Web Folder". You will find this web folder in future also in your Network Connections of the Explorer.