Friday, September 08, 2006

Configuring apache for webdav

I wanted to configure my apache server with a webdav directory to test iCal's calender publishing ability. My apache server runs on Fedora Core 5. In /etc/httpd/conf.d I created a file called webdav.conf which along with all the other .conf files in this directory gets read by the master conf file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. The file webdav.conf has the following content:

<Location /cal>
AuthType Basic
AuthName "WebDAV Restricted"
AuthUserFile /var/www/.htusers
require user myuser

The location directive refers to a directory called "cal" located at the root of my webserver created with:

mkdir -p /var/www/html/cal
chown apache:apache /var/www/html/cal

"DAV On" enables the webdav access for this location. I'm using basic apache username/password authentication for a pre-existing user "myuser" in the file /var/www/.htusers.

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