I want to auto mount webdav folder with bash script. My server resources very pool so I have a memory problem about webdav. Therefore, I have to umount webdav folder for clear cache and memory. But, I have to manuel mount webdav folders, after than umount command. Because, system ask to me credentail for webdav folder so, I can't do it with bash script.

I edit ~/.davfs/secret file as following format;

 http://address username password

after than, I uncomment line secrets ~/.davfs2/secret in /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf file.

But, system still ask to me credential information.

How can I auto mount webdav ?


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Here is an article about that automount http://techiech.blogspot.ch/2013/04/mounting-webdav-directory-in-linux.html. However I had a problem mounting it in that way, but when I commented the line secrets ~/.davfs2/secrets back everything went fine.

  • Install davfs2

    sudo apt-get install davfs2

  • Reconfigure davfs2 to enable to use davfs under unprivileged users

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure davfs2

  • Edit /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf to enable automatic credentials use.

    • Uncomment the line secrets ~/.davfs2/secrets
  • Edit ~/.davfs2/secrets file to add credentials to remote WebDav diectory.

    • Add a line to the end of file in following style:

      https://<WebDav URI> <username> <password>

    • Set the permission:

      chmod 600 ~/.davfs2/secrets

  • Add a line to /etc/fstab about the remote WebDav directory

    https://<WebDav URI> <mount point> davfs user,noauto,file_mode=600,dir_mode=700 0 1

  • Add your user to the davfs2 group

    sudo vi /etc/group

    • Add your username as follows:


  • That's it. You can use following commands without being a root user to mount/umount

    mount <mount point>

    umount <mount point>

    You can also use nautilus to mount/umount the directory.

  • Cool, this helped me, but can I also automount this folder at boot?
    – Tominator
    Jan 30, 2019 at 10:48
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    On Ubuntu 20.04 I had to: 1. copy /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf to ~/.davfs2 and then edit that file instead (ie uncomment secret...) 2. reboot after adding user to davfs2 group.
    – hamx0r
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:51

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