Mapping a drive with WebDAV

vBoxxCloud supports Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), an extension of the HTTP protocol. WebDAV is an alternative way for end users to view and edit documents located in vBoxxCloud. 

Benefits of WebDAV:

  • No need to install desktop clients;
  • Shared files are not stored locally;
  • Folders and Files are accessible through the i.e Windows explorer;
  • Supports authentication through Active Directory login credentials;
  • Can be enabled for all users of an organization or per user. 


Setting up WebDAV through the administrative web portal:

  1. Within the appropriate organization, click on Accounts. The Accounts page displays.
  2. In the Accounts page, find the appropriate user account, and click Edit. The Account Settings page displays. 
  3. In the Account Settings page, click the WebDAV Access checkbox.


Setting up WebDAV in vBoxxCloud


         4. Click the Save button when you are finished.


Setting up WebDAV on a Windows Vista or 7 workstations:

  1.  In your start menu, click Computer

  2.  In the Computer dialog box, click the Map Network Drive button. The Map Network Drive dialog box displays.

  3. In the Map Network Drive dialog box, configure the appropriate drive and folder:
    • In the Drive drop-down menu, select a drive letter.
    • In the Folder field, enter the URL for your environment:
    • When you are finished, click the Finish button. 
WebDav in vBoxxCloud   

           4. Enter your username and password when prompted and click the OK button.

Note: If you log in with an Active Directory credential, use the format: domain \username.

WebDAV Windows Setup - vBoxxCloud

Your folders and team shares will display. You will be able to access the WebDav.

         5. To optimize your WebDAV connection, please see this Microsoft Support article.


Setting up WebDAV on a Windows XP workstations:

  1. In the Internet or network address field, enter the appropriate URL: 
  2. Choose another network location and click the Next button.

    add network place WebDAV - vBoxxCloud

  3. Select the Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server link. 
  4. In a Windows Explorer window, click the Tools menu and select Map Network Drive.  Map Network Drive dialog box displays. In the Map Network Drive window use the URL: 
  5. Enter your username and password.

    Note: If logging in with an imported Active Directory credential, use the following format: domain\username.

    WebDAV Windows - vBoxxCloud

  6. Confirm to make a shortcut

    WebDav - vBoxxCloud

Setting up WebDAV on macOS systems: 

Apple systems are imited in terms of WebDAV integration, we recommend using a third-party app to take full advantage of WebDAV in macOS systems.

Cloud Mounter supports vBoxxCloud which means that you will be able to benefit from features you wouldn't otherwise have access to with WebDAV.

1. First download and install Cloud Mounter for Mac.

2. After installing Cloud Mounter, add a webDAV drive with your account details, use as a WebDAV URL.

setting up WebDAV with CloudMounter - vBoxxCloud


Limitations of WebDAV:

While it provides a number of benefits, it's important to note that WebDAV is an extension of the HTTP protocol, unrelated to the vBoxxCloud system.
  • Microsoft Patches to avoid: Microsoft update KB3101521,Microsoft update KB3008923,Microsoft update KB3055034,Microsoft update KB3054886.
  • Limitations: No access to vBoxxCloud's context menu (right-click menu)
  • File-Locking: 
        - Files cannot be locked or unlocked from WebDAV.
        - If a Team Share is locked, users cannot edit files through WebDAV.
        - Files moved to the folder will be uploaded once the folder is unlocked.
  • Revisions: 
    - Cloud Mounter creates a series of temporary files and folders, deleting them right away after editing files through WebDAV.
        - Restoring revisions will work as long as deleted files are kept in the folder. Purging deleted files will erase revisions permanently.