WebDAV services work as expected using basic authentication and an ".htpasswd" file in the WebDAV directory. Putting an ".htaccess" file in the WebDAV directory to change the authentication method (i.e. "AuthType digest") and/or the location of the password file (e.g. "AuthUserFile /home/myhome/adm/passwd") does not appear to have the desired effect, and password files created using "htdigest" cause all login attempts to fail.
Have I missed something? Is there a way to implement digest authentication for for my WebDAV server, preferably using a password file located outside the WebDAV directory as I do for regular HTTP authentication?
asked May 17 '11 at 22:06
As explained in the link below, WebDAV with Basic authentication doesn't work with Windows Explorer. Digest is required, so I think this would be very helpful - at least mention this limitation in the docs. Thanks!
answered Nov 12 '12 at 15:57
The shared apache server is built to use basic auth only. You would have to build your own apache/webDAV stack to overcome this.
answered May 17 '11 at 23:39