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I'm trying to connect to a secure WebDAV server but I keep getting the error "org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply"

DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

How can I check the security policy or furthur diagnose the problem? I am connected through windows machines.

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Make sure the URI you connect to is like this:

For SSL (https):

davs://[username@]servername.tld/folder

If not encrypted (http):

dav://[username@]servername.tld/folder

AFAIK, most webdav servers can only access known folders, they don't support browsing from the root up. Also, the webdav user may be a different one than your current user.

If you don't mind having some xfce dependencies on board, the gigolo package will give you a bookmark editor for such links.

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I was able to solve the problem by circumventing it using davfs2 and mounting by command line and fstab rather than going through gnome.

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The error was fixed for me by deleting the saved information for the webdav location from the keyring/ Passwords & Encryption key program.

  1. Use Applications -> Accessories -> Passwords... or search for passwords in launcher and delete the user/password info.

  2. Retry to connect.

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