19.7 WebDAV Authentication Configuration Settings

Path: Port 9443 Appliance Console > Configuration icon > WebDAV Authentication

Table 19-6 The WebDAV Authentication dialog

Field, Option, or Button

Information and/or Action

  • WebDAV authentication method:

  • You should only change this if there is a specific reason for doing so.

    Basic Authentication: Encodes the user name and password with the Base64 algorithm and if used, should be combined with SSL/TLS (HTTPS). It is unsafe if transmitted over HTTP.

    Do not select Basic authentication unless there is a specific reason for doing so.

    Digest Authentication (Default): Applies MD5 cryptographic, one-way hashing with nonce values to a password before sending it over the network. This option is safer than Basic authentication when used over HTTP.

    Always select this type of authentication when client users are using Windows 7 as their operating system and Microsoft Office as their text editor.

  • If you change the method, click OK, then click Reconfigure Filr Server.

Micro Focus Filr uses the WebDAV protocol for Edit-in-Place interaction with tools such as OpenOffice and Microsoft Office.

IMPORTANT:Windows 7 users as the client operating system, various issues can be introduced because of WebDAV limitations in Windows 7. If your Filr users are using the Windows 7 operating system, see see WebDAV Support in the Filr 3.4: Maintenance Best Practices Guide.