OS X Lion: Connect to a WebDAV server

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Connect to a WebDAV server

You can use the “Connect to Server” command to access a WebDAV server.

WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a standard for collaborative authoring on the web. It is a set of extensions to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that allows for collaborative editing and file management between users via the Internet.

In the Finder, choose Go > “Connect to Server,” type the address of the server in the Server Address field, and click Connect.

The server address should be in a form similar to this:


If you change your network settings (by opening Network preferences or by choosing a new location from the Apple menu) while you are connected to the WebDAV server, you should disconnect from the server, then connect to it again. To disconnect, select the server and choose Eject from the File menu.

For more information, check the WebDAV website at www.webdav.org.

Last Modified: Oct 31, 2013

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