WebDAV is a standard collaborative editing and file management protocol. Novell Vibe OnPrem relies on the WebDAV protocol to operate two key features:
Edit-in-Place functionality for files by using tools such as OpenOffice and Microsoft Office, as described in
Using WebDAV to Edit Individual Files in the Novell Vibe OnPrem 3.1 Advanced User Guide.
Map Vibe folders as a Web folder on the client computer, which allows access to Vibe files from a WebDAV-compliant file navigation tool such as Windows Explorer or Nautilus, as described in
Creating a Mapped Drive to the Vibe Folder in the Novell Vibe OnPrem 3.1 Advanced User Guide.
If your Vibe users are running a supported client operating system other than Windows 7, features that are supported by WebDAV already work as described in
Setting Up and Using WebDAV in the Novell Vibe OnPrem 3.1 Advanced User Guide without any additional configuration.
The information in this section assumes that your environment requires the use of Microsoft Office. If your environment does not require the use of Microsoft Office, see Section 6.1.4, Using OpenOffice as Your Document Editor for WebDAV.
Section 6.4, Configuring Windows 7 to Use a Self-Signed Certificate with Vibe
Section 6.5, Allowing Basic Authentication over an HTTP Connection on Windows 7