Use WebDAV to manage pages and static content

WebDAV for WebSphere Portal provides a simple and easy way to administer portal resources. Both administrators and users can use it. WebDAV for WebSphere Portal allows users to administer portal pages and content of static pages of a portal by using standard operating system tools. This way client side administrators and users can browse, read, and write these resources by using file explorers or editors.

Users can work in the folders as usual, for example by performing drag-and-drop operations. The folders also hold property files that contain metadata for portal resources, such as the title and description. Users can edit the property files to update portal resources. When the user saves the updated file, the updates are transferred and applied to the portal directly. Users can perform the following tasks on the portal page hierarchy:

Users cannot perform the following tasks with WebDAV:

WebSphere Portal contains the WebDAV service and enablement layer. Before using WebDAV for WebSphere Portal, users must set up their WebDAV client. After setting up the WebDAV client, they can connect to WebDAV for WebSphere Portal and work with portal pages and content. To connect to WebDAV for WebSphere Portal, they enter the WebDAV entry URL.Security: The WebDAV entry point requires user authentication via HTTP basic authentication. SSL access is not supported at this time. To use WebDAV, users log in to the portal with their portal user ID. Users can then access and work with portal pages according to their access permissions as set by Portal Access Control.

The WebDAV entry URL is as follows:

For details about virtual portals and how to create them by host name or URL context refer to the topic about Multiple virtual portals and its subtopics.


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Administer WebSphere Portal