How to set up the WebDAV protocol on Linux?

Note: the steps are written for the GNOME desktop environment

  • Open your Account Settings in Koofr WebApp and select Preferences
  • Click on Password in the menu on the left
  • Scroll to the Generate new password textbox, type in the password name and click Generate
  • Be sure to remember the password, as you cannot view it later

Note: You will not be able to set up a WebDAV connection, without using an application-specific password.

Nautilus file manager has a built-in WebDAV connection with which you can access your files from the Koofr app following these steps:

  • Open Nautilus file manager
  • Choose Other Locations from the menu on the left
  • Type in davs:// into Connect to Server field
  • Enter your Koofr username (email address you used when creating your Koofr account) and WebDAV password that you generated previously
  • Click Connect

Now you have established a WebDAV protocol for the Koofr app. In the folder structure on your computer, you will now see a new Network Drive. If you click on it, you can see the same folder structure as in the Koofr web application.

Note: If you forget the WebDAV password that you generated through Koofr WebApp, you can always generate a new one, but you'll need to replace it everywhere that you've used it.

Note: If you want to see all of the available Koofr files (for example, files in your Shared folders) in your mounted network drive, you need to mount the root Koofr folder as a network drive. That means you need to use as a Host, when mounting your network drive manually. If you use the Koofr desktop app to enable the Koofr network drive, this is already taken care of. Please also note that if you mount the first level of your network drive is not writeable. That means you cannot create files and folders on that level.