ARCHIVED: Using Mac OS X, how do I use WebDAV to download files from my Oncourse Resources or Drop Box?

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About WebDAV

WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) allows you to download large files (over 200 MB), multiple files, or folders of files from your site more easily.

You can use WebDAV to download files from your site's Resources or Drop Box, if you have the required permissions. Set up WebDAV separately for each site.

Note: WebDAV is not available for use with Guest accounts.

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Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and later

To use WebDAV to download files from Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and later:

  1. Download the Cyberduck WebDAV client.

    Note: Make sure to download the version that is compatible with your version of Mac OS X.

  2. Double-click the downloaded file to decompress it, and then drag the Cyberduck application to your Applications folder.
  3. Open Cyberduck, and in the "Quick Connect" text box, enter the WebDAV URL for your site's Resources or Drop Box tool:
    • To connect to a site's Resources, enter the following URL, replacing siteID with the appropriate siteID:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/siteID/
    • To connect to your personal Resources (in My Workspace), enter one of the following URLs (both will work), replacing username with your IU username:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/user/username
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/~username
    • To connect to a site's Drop Box, enter the following URL, replacing siteID with the appropriate siteID:
        https://oncourse.iu.edu/dav/group-user/siteID/
    • Alternatively, to find the URL you need, go to the site and tool you want to connect to and click Upload-Download Multiple Resources. The URL for that tool appears in the instructions.

    Note: For instructions on finding your siteID, see ARCHIVED: In Oncourse, how do I determine my site's siteID?.

  4. In the resulting dialog box, fill in the fields next to "Username:" and "Password:" with your Network ID credentials. Click Login.

You may now drag and drop folders from your site to your computer.

To bookmark this URL for future use, from the Bookmark menu (Cyberduck 3.3b1 or later) or Action menu (Cyberduck 3.2.1 or earlier), select New Bookmark.

When you log in, you can choose to have the passphrase remembered in your Keychain. If you do this, you will not be prompted for a passphrase when you log into your personal Resources or Drop Box or the Resources for any site to which you have access. Do not do this unless your computer is secured from use by others.

Note: When you use WebDAV to access resources using this method, you may notice that .DS_store files are being created. Apple's knowledge base provides instructions for eliminating this behavior.

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This is document aqyi in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-09-01 08:18:52.

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