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! Dec 27, 2012 at 14:28
  • Hi Andrea,I am using version 12.10, how do I upload an image? Dec 27, 2012 at 14:49
  • Please add new information by editing the question.
    – user68186
    Dec 27, 2012 at 14:52
  • To upload the image, see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491/… Dec 27, 2012 at 14:52
  • I can't upload yet sorry Dec 27, 2012 at 14:59

2 Answers 2


In the Server Address field type the following:

davs://[email protected]/path

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


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

davs://user:[email protected]/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, 2013 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, 2014 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, 2015 at 8:01
  • I'm using ubuntu 12.04, and this simply does not seem to work. It's returning 403: FORBIDDEN all the time.
    – jjmerelo
    Dec 26, 2018 at 17:38
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    @jjmerelo: you might need to authenticate. By the way, please note that 12.04 was released more than 6 years ago and it's EOL now Dec 26, 2018 at 22:32

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


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

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