Platform Administration and Architecture

Disable WebDAV

Applies to

All core roles

Sitecore Installation Framework

WebDAV is not disabled by default.

Azure Toolkit

WebDAV is not disabled by default.

Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) provides support for remote web authoring. One of the benefits of WebDAV is that it allows you to manage resources from within a browser (Internet Explorer only).

WebDAV extends the HTTP protocol and provides additional functionality and it therefore expands the surface area of your deployments.

Note

WebDAV can only be used on Content Management servers (CM). Do not enable WebDAV on any other role.

You should consider whether you need WebDAV functionality in your Content Management environment. If you do not need it, it is best practice to disable it on the CM, to reduce the surface area of your Sitecore environments.

To disable WebDAV:

  1. In the <website>/App_Config/Include folder, locate the Sitecore.WebDAV.config file.

  2. Rename the Sitecore.WebDAV.config file to Sitecore.WebDAV.config.disabled.