Mounting via WebDAV on Linux

WebDAV is a good option for mounting as a drive on a Linux or other UNIX machine. The Desktop App is unfortunately not available on Linux, though support for Linux may be added in the future.

The instructions to mount on Linux differ depending on your Linux distribution.

GNOME (Nautilus)

To connect the Nautilus file manager to your site with WebDAV, use the path davs://, replacing SUBDOMAIN with your subdomain.

KDE (Dolphin)

To connect the Dolphin file manager to your site with WebDAV, use the path webdavs://, replacing SUBDOMAIN with your subdomain.

Command Line

First, please be aware that we strongly recommend using the Files Command Line Interface (CLI) app over WebDAV. It is considerably more performant.

That said, you can follow these steps to create a WebDAV mount from the Linux command line.

Install the davfs2 WebDAV filesystem driver if not already installed:

sudo apt-get install davfs2


sudo yum install davfs2

Add yourself to the davfs2 group. You will need to log out and back in for this to take effect:

sudo usermod -aG davfs2 {'<username>'}

Create a directory in your home directory for the mount point, and .davfs2 directory for your personal configuration file:

mkdir ~/
mkdir ~/.davfs2

Copy /etc/davfs2/secrets to ~/.davfs2, set yourself as the owner, and make the permissions read-write owner only:

sudo cp /etc/davfs2/secrets ~/.davfs2/secrets
sudo chown <username>:<username>  ~/.davfs2/secrets
sudo chmod 600 ~/.davfs2/secrets

Add your site URL and login credentials to the end of the secrets file: <username> <password>

Add the mount information to /etc/fstab: /home/<username>/ davfs rw,user,noauto 0 0

You should now be able to mount your site with WebDAV using this command:

mount ~/

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