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The Oxygen XML Web Author includes a plugin that allows you to edit files stored on a WebDAV server.

You can configure your Oxygen XML Web Author instance to access files stored in an existing WebDAV server or use an option to enable a built-in WebDAV server on your local computer.

Configure the WebDAV Connector

To configure a WebDAV plugin integration, follow this procedure:
  1. Go to your Administration Page.
  2. Select Plugins.
  3. Click the Configure icon next to WebDAV Connector.
    Step Result: A Plugin configuration dialog box is displayed with the following option:
    • Lock resources on open - Specifies whether or not WebDAV files are automatically locked when they are opened. By default, WebDAV files are automatically locked to prevent anyone using another connection to that WebDAV server from changing the file. To change this behavior, deselect this option.
    • Autosave interval - The time interval (in seconds) after which a modified document is automatically saved. If set to 0, the auto-save mechanism is disabled.
    • Enforced server - If specified, the user will not be prompted to choose the base server URL. Oxygen XML Web Author will start from the provided URL when browsing for files located on a WebDAV server.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.

Configure a Built-In WebDAV Server Integration

Oxygen XML Web Author also includes an option to use a built-in WebDAV server that will use a file structure on your local computer. The first time you click the WebDAV icon to open or create a file from your Oxygen XML Web Author Dashboard page, a dialog box will be displayed. This dialog box includes an option to use a built-in WebDAV server that is included with Oxygen XML Web Author. If you use the Use built-in server option, a file structure will be created on your local computer in the following directory: [WEB_AUTHOR_INSTALL_DIR]/tomcat/webapps/oxygen-xml-web-author/webdav-server.

To configure a built-in WebDAV server integration, follow this procedure:
  1. Go to your Administration Page.
  2. Select Plugins.
  3. Click the Configure icon next to WebDAV Server.
    Step Result: A Plugin configuration dialog box is displayed with the following options:
    • Display samples - Specifies whether or not the sample files that are included with Oxygen XML Web Author are displayed in the Samples section on your Oxygen XML Web Author Dashboard page. If you do not want the samples to be available, deselect this option. This will remove the Samples section from your Dashboard.
    • Read-only mode - If this option is selected, the server will be in read-only mode and users can browse the repository and open documents, but they cannot save them to the server. They do have the option to download documents to save them locally.
    • Enforce server - Use this option to add the built-in WebDAV server to the list of enforced servers.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.

If you use an external WebDAV server, or if you do not use the WebDAV support at all, you can disable the built-in WebDAV server by disabling the WebDAV Server plugin.