OpenSUSE Leap 15: Install WebDAV for file server

This article will describe installing WebDAV.

1 Install WebDAV

  • This article uses default SSL/TLS certicication file for https. Please change your SSL/TLS certification file.
  • Use https or davs for SSL.
  • WEBDAV_USERNAME is username and WEBDAV_PASSWORD is password for digest authentication.
  • Compared with OpenSUSE Leap 42, server.crt and server.key generated by gensslcert have hostname prefix.
#!/bin/sh -e

[ -z "${WEBDAV_USERNAME}" ] && \
[ -z "${WEBDAV_PASSWORD}" ] && \

sudo zypper -n in apache2
sudo gensslcert

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf.d/webdav.conf
Alias /webdav /srv/www/webdav
DAVLockDB /var/lib/webdav/DAVLock

<VirtualHost _default_:443>
  SSLEngine on
  SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl.crt/$(hostname -f)-server.crt
  SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl.key/$(hostname -f)-server.key

<Location /webdav>
  DAV On
  AuthType Digest
  AuthName webdav
  AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.webdav
  Require valid-user

sudo mkdir /srv/www/webdav
sudo chown wwwrun:www /srv/www/webdav

sudo mkdir /var/lib/webdav
sudo chown wwwrun:www /var/lib/webdav

sudo firewall-cmd --add-service=https --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

sudo a2enflag SSL
for mod in ssl dav dav_fs auth_digest; do
  sudo a2enmod ${mod}
sudo systemctl enable apache2
sudo systemctl restart apache2

yes "${WEBDAV_PASSWORD}" | \
  sudo htdigest -c /etc/apache2/.webdav webdav ${WEBDAV_USERNAME}

2 Access to WebDAV

Install davfs2 package for mounting davfs.

> O=
> A=${O}/repositories/filesystems/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/
> sudo zypper ar -f -n filesystems ${A} filesystems
> sudo zypper -n --gpg-auto-import-keys ref
> sudo zypper -n in davfs2

Run "mount -t davfs".

> sudo mount -t davfs https://localhost/webdav /mnt
Please enter the username to authenticate with server
https://localhost/webdav or hit enter for none.
  Username: webdav
Please enter the password to authenticate user webdav with server
https://localhost/webdav or hit enter for none.
Accept certificate for this session? [y,N] y

Write file via WebDAV.

> echo hello | sudo tee /mnt/hello.txt

For updating written file immediately, unmount /mnt.

> sudo umount /mnt

Written file can be read in /var/www/webdav.

> sudo cat /var/www/webdav/hello.txt