WebDAV is a standard collaborative editing and file management protocol. Novell Filr relies on the WebDAV protocol for Edit-in-Place to use tools such as OpenOffice and Microsoft Office to edit documents on the Filr site.
IMPORTANT:When Filr users are running Windows 7 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 Novell Filr 1.0.1 Administration Guide.
Follow the steps in Section 4.1, Changing Configuration Options for the Filr Appliance.
You can modify the following configuration options:
WebDAV authentication method: Select either Section 4.11.3, Choosing the WebDAV Authentication Method.or . The WebDAV authentication method determines how user credentials are passed from Filr to the WebDAV server. For more information, see
Clickfor your changes to take effect.
NOTE:This stops and restarts your Filr server. Because this results in server downtime, you should restart the server at off-peak hours.
The WebDAV authentication method determines how user credentials are passed from Filr to the WebDAV server. Filr supports two types of WebDAV authentication methods:
Basic authentication encodes the username and password with the Base64 algorithm. The Base64-encoded string is unsafe if transmitted over HTTP, and therefore should be combined with SSL/TLC (HTTPS).
Digest authentication is the default. Do not select Basic authentication unless there is a specific reason for doing so.
Digest authentication 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.
Select this type of authentication when client users are using Windows 7 as their operating system and Microsoft Office as their text editor.