How do I make a webDAV share mountable, so that is available for all users? without having to type in a password.

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Create a directory that you want to use as your mount point, for example myserver:

sudo mkdir /media/myserver

Add the following line to /etc/fstab:

myserverip /media/myserver/ davfs noauto,user,rw 0 0

Change myserverip to the IP address or domain name and port of your webDAV server.

Open ~/.davfs2/secrets (per user) or /etc/davfs2/secrets (system wide) and find the credential line section, now add a line with the server ip, the username you need to login to the webDAV share and the password in the following order:

myserverip webdavusername webdavpassword

Set the correct permissions on ~/.davfs2/secrets or /etc/davfs2/secrets:

chmod 600 ~/.davfs2/secrets


sudo chmod 600 /etc/davfs2/secrets

run sudo dpkg-reconfigure davfs2 and select yes to allow mounting by non-root users.

check that in /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf you have:

dav_user        davfs2           # system wide config file only
dav_group       davfs2           # system wide config file only

add your user (my username in this example) to the davfs2 group:

sudo usermod -aG davfs2 myusername

You can check that it you have been added to the group by running groups myusername:

myusername : myusername davfs2

Reboot or log out to let the group changes come in effect.

You should now be able to mount your share by clicking on it in your file browser.

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