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WebDAV is a recently-developed protocol for connecting to a file server. It's easier and more secure than FTP.

WebDAV is a recently-developed protocol for connecting to a file server. It's easier and more secure than FTP.

  Connect to Server
   
  Connect to Server Dialog Box
   
  Username and Password
   
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from Windows XP

The Windows XP operating system contains native support for WebDAV; Microsoft refers to WebDAV connections as "Web Folders." Please use the instructions that follow to access folders on the EServer, for editing document-production collaborations. Once created, you will need to enter your username and password to access this folder whenever you restart Windows.

Step 1:
Double-click on the "My Network Places" icon on your desktop and then double-click on "Add Network Place".
Step 2:
A "Network Place Wizard" then guides you through the process of setting up WebDAV. Click on the Next button to proceed. When the next screen appears, select the option "Choose another network location" and then click on "Next".
Step 3:
This step requires you to enter a complete URL for your EServer folder. Tip: the WebDAV URL looks like http://dav.eserver.org/collection/
Locate the appropriate URL and type it in the "Internet or network address" box on the "Add Network Place Wizard" screen and then click on the Next button.
Step 4:
Type the username and password you use for logging in to the EServer and click on OK to continue.

Note: Be very careful about deciding whether to check the "Save password" box. If this box is checked and others have access to your computer, they also will have access to your files on the EServer.

Step 5:
When prompted for a name for the Web Folder you just created, you can change the default displayed if you like. Be certain to choose a unique name so you can can easily identify the folder. To proceed, click on the Next button.
Step 6:
A message appears when you have successfully created a new network place. To proceed, click on the Finish button. Once created, the folder for your course will appear within the "My Network Places" window as an additional item.

Important:

You must repeat Steps 1 through 4 to create a separate Web Folder for each collection folder you want to access using WebDAV.

After you have the folder(s) set up, you can work with files and directories just the same as you do on your local computer using standard menu files and actions. You also can drag local files into your EServer folder (upload files) or from the EServer to your hard drive (download files).

  Connect to Server
   
  Connect to Server Dialog Box
   
  Username and Password
   
  Icon

from Macintosh OS X

The Mac OS X operating system contains native support for WebDAV. Please use the instructions that follow to open a WebDAV connection to the EServer.

Step 1:
Choose Connect to Server... from the Go menu.
Step 2:
A dialog box called "Connect to Server" appears. This step requires you to enter a complete URL for your WebDAV course. See Finding the WebDAV URL for your collection.
Tip: the WebDAV URL looks like http://dav.eserver.org/collection/ .
Locate the appropriate URL and type it in the "Address" box on the "Connect to Server" screen and then click on the Connect button.
Step 3:
Type the username and password you use for logging in to the EServer and click on OK to continue.
Step 4:
Once your connection is established, a new volume appears on your desktop that contains your EServer volume you'd specified (in the example below, "WWW").

Important:

You must reopen a connection each time you want to work with the EServer. After you have the folder(s) set up, you can work with files and directories just the same as you do on your local computer using standard menu files and actions. You also can drag local files into your EServer folder (upload files) or from EServer to your hard drive (download files).