In Nautilus from Gnome 3, the Connect to Server dialog is missing the Type field.

How can I establish a WebDAV connection?

Screenshot of the dialog

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    Hi. Could you please tell us what version of Ubuntu you are using and maybe provide a screenshot of the Connect to Server dialog? This would greatly help us figuring out what's going on. Thanks! – Andrea Corbellini Dec 27 '12 at 14:28
  • Hi Andrea,I am using version 12.10, how do I upload an image? – John Brines Dec 27 '12 at 14:49
  • Please add new information by editing the question. – user68186 Dec 27 '12 at 14:52
  • To upload the image, see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491/… – Andrea Corbellini Dec 27 '12 at 14:52
  • I can't upload yet sorry – John Brines Dec 27 '12 at 14:59

In the Server Address field type the following:

davs://user@host.name/path

The user@ and path parts are of course optional, so, if needed, you can just type:

davs://host.name/

If you need, you may provide a password as well:

davs://user:password@host.name/path
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    Thanks for your answer. Such a stupid UI which does not even give a hint which URLs are supported. Used to be much better with the combo box for selection in Gnome 2. – eudoxos Jul 8 '13 at 7:17
  • I'm embarrassed to say how long I've been fighting with this, only to find I was missing that trailing slash after host.name. Thanks. – Marc Jul 15 '14 at 2:08
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    The help for this in Nautilus is also not helpful because it says to use http:// or https:// for WebDAV – mjaggard Aug 27 '15 at 8:01

If someone is getting the error "SSL Handshake Failed", then exclude the "s" from davs since we are not using SSL i.e.

dav://user@hostname:port/path

This took me a while to figure out so hopefully this helps some people out there :).

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