WebDAV help

ana
 Spain last edited: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:59:13 +0100  
This post is for the help pages.

This intro may sound silly but I include it because I think it is relevant when it comes to your username.

I wanted my username to be “ana” but ana@disroot as an email address was already taken, so I chose nanas instead.

Now to sign up for new services you need that existing email address, as your login, because no new accounts are allowed in disroot for now.

So I signed up as nanas@disroot for hub.disroot.org, and here, you can choose another username, and ana was available so my address is https://hub.disroot.org/channel/ana even though I login with nanas@disroot email address.

You can upload images to your hub channel using the web interface and also using WebDAV,
which is especially useful if you use a Gnu/Linux operating system like Ubuntu/Debian. I use Lubuntu but these instructions will probably apply to similar flavours too.

On the file browsing application (which in windows is called “file explorer”; different desktop environments have a different one, but it is the graphical interface you can use to browse through the files and folders in your computer) you go to “Go”, in the menu.

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(I couldn’t get a screenshot with the menu open, but:) Under “go”, the last option should be “connect to remote server” and you input the values as:

Type: WebDAV
Host: hub.disroot.org
Port (leave as is, or 80)
Path: /dav/yourusernameonhub
Login as: yourusernameonhub

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Your user name is the one you chose in hub.disroot.org , but when you are asked for the password, it is the one you chose for your email account (in my case nanas@disroot).

Then you will get one, maybe two messages, saying the location has been moved and/or it has not been mounted.

I think it is because on the address bar,
dav://ana@etc
needs to be:
davs://ana@etc

Once you input that “s” manually it allows to see your folders and from there you can drag more folders and pictures that will then show on the page

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If this doesn’t work like this, don’t ask me please, choose one of the facilitated ways to contact the disroot collective: https://disroot.org/en/contact

This should be added here:
https://howto.disroot.org/en/dishub/features/photo_album

Thanks for reading
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