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WebDAV with Basic Authentication

WebDAV with Basic Authentication

Basic Authentication is disabled by default in oCIS because of security considerations. In order to make the following Rclone commands work the oCIS administrator needs to enable Basic Authentication e.g. by setting the environment variable PROXY_ENABLE_BASIC_AUTH to true.

Please consider to use Rclone with OpenID Connect instead.

For the usage of a WebDAV remote with Rclone see also the Rclone documentation

Configure the WebDAV remote

First of all we need to set up our credentials and the WebDAV remote for Rclone. In this example we do this by setting environment variables. You might also set up a named remote or use command line options to achieve the same.

export RCLONE_WEBDAV_VENDOR=owncloud
export RCLONE_WEBDAV_URL=https://ocis.owncloud.test/remote.php/webdav/
export RCLONE_WEBDAV_USER=einstein
export RCLONE_WEBDAV_PASS=$(rclone obscure relativity)
Please note that RCLONE_WEBDAV_PASS is not set to the actual password, but to the value returned by rclone obscure <password>.

We now can use Rclone to sync the local folder /tmp/test to /test in your oCIS home folder.

Sync to the WebDAV remote

rclone sync :local:/tmp :webdav:/test

If your oCIS doesn’t use valid SSL certificates, you may need to use rclone --no-check-certificate sync ....