Q. What is WebDAV?

A. WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning." It is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol, which allows web account holders to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers. A WebDAV client is a software application that runs on your computer, allowing you to connect to the web server to transfer files.

The IT Web Office supports the following WebDAV clients for use with Seawolf (LDAP) access.

  • Dreamweaver CS3 or newer built in WebDAV feature (Mac & Windows)
  • Cyberduck (Mac & Windows)
  • Mac OS Go > Connect to Server command (Mac)
  • Network Places (Windows)

Note: Windows 7 users must use Dreamweaver, Cyberduck, or some other 3rd-party application to make a WebDAV connection to www.sonoma.edu. The native WebDAV client in Windows 7 is not compatible with the University's main web server.