WebDAV Authoring Rules
Updated: February 29, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012
You can use the WebDAV Authoring Rules page to manage the list of authoring rules that control access to content. The rules appear on a list, and you can change the order of the rules to grant access to some users and deny access to others at the same time. Additionally, you can use the WebDAV Authoring Rules page to view information about other rules such as Path, Users, Roles, or Access.
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The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.
Displays the file name or file name extension for which the handler processes a response. The value can be either a specific file name, such as WebResource.axd, or a wildcard (*) with a specific extension, such as *.exe.
Displays the user type, user names, or user groups to whom the rule applies.
Displays the Microsoft Windows role or .NET roles to which the rule applies, for example, the Administrator role.
Displays the access permissions to which this rule applies, for example, Read or Write.
Displays whether the item is local or inherited.
Enables the WebDAV feature.
Disables the WebDAV feature.
Add Authoring Rule
Opens the Add Authoring Rule dialog box so that you can create an authoring rule.
Enables you to modify the selected rule.
Removes the selected rule.
Moves up a selected item in the list.
Moves a selected item down in the list.
Opens the WebDAV Settings page so that you can change the settings for the WebDAV feature.
Use the Add Authoring Rule or Edit Authoring Rule dialog box to define rules for access to content.
Select this option to apply the authoring rule to all content.
Select this option to apply the authoring rule only to content that matches the rule. Type a file name extension or file name with an extension for which you want the rule to apply for WebDAV requests. For example, if you want the rule to apply for all WebDAV requests made for ASP files, enter *.asp. If you want the rule to apply to all requests made for a specific file, enter the file name and its extension, such as Myfile.asp.
Select this option to manage access to content for all users.
Specified roles or user groups
Select this option to manage access to content for specific Microsoft Windows roles or user groups.
Select this option to manage access to content for a specific user account.
Specifies whether the users, groups, or roles have read access.
Specifies whether the users, groups, or roles have access to the source for files that are mapped to handlers.
Specifies whether the users, groups, or roles have write access.
Use the WebDAV Settings page to modify the settings for the WebDAV feature.
Allow Unknown MIME Types
Specifies whether access is allowed to content types that do not have explicit MIME types defined.
Default MIME Type
Specifies the default MIME type to use for content types that do not have explicit MIME types defined.
Specifies whether WebDAV file locking is enabled. The default is True.
Specifies the name of the provider to use for WebDAV locking. The default is webdav_simple_lock.
Require Lock for Writing
Specifies whether locking is required before clients can save changes to files on the server. The default is False.
Allow Anonymous Property Queries
Specifies whether internet clients can request properties anonymously.
Allow Custom Properties
Specifies whether custom properties are supported.
Allow Property Queries with Infinite Depth
Specifies whether internet clients can request properties for content that is deeper than the current parent and child collection.
Specifies the provider to use when internet clients request custom properties.
Allow File Name Extension Filtering
Specifies whether to block WebDAV requests based on file name extensions. The default is True.
Allow Hidden Segment Filtering
Specifies whether to block WebDAV requests for files in the hiddenSegments collection. The default is True.
Allow Verb Filtering
Specifies whether to block WebDAV requests based on the HTTP verb. The default is True.
Allow Hidden Files to be Listed
Specifies whether content that is marked as hidden on the server are returned in file listings.
Allow Multiple Property Sections
Specifies whether WebDAV properties can be specified in multiple XML <prop></prop> sections.
Return Compact XML
Specifies whether the WebDAV extension should suppress sending a carriage-return/line-feed sequence after each line of XML.
Return IsCollection Property
Specifies whether the WebDAV extension should return the IsCollection property for content.
Return IsHidden Property
Specifies that the WebDAV extension should return the IsHidden property for content.
Return MS-Author-Via Header
Specifies whether the WebDAV extension should return the MS-Author-Via HTTP header.
Require SSL Access
Specifies that all WebDAV requests must use SSL.
WebDAV Authoring Rules
Opens the WebDAV Authoring Rules feature page so that you can modify the list of WebDAV authoring rules.