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This page presents one of the Web Application services. It describes how to use the WebDAV file system interface.

BaseX offers access to the databases and documents using the WebDAV protocol. WebDAV provides convenient means to access and edit XML documents by representing BaseX databases and documents in the form of a file system hierarchy.


By default, the WebDAV service is activated and is accessible at http://localhost:8984/webdav/. Generally it can be accessed using either with a http://<httphost>:<httpport>/webdav/ or webdav://<httphost>:<httpport>/webdav/ URL, depending on the used WebDAV client.


The WebDAV service uses the database user credentials in order to perform authentication and authorization. If database user and password are explicitly specified when starting the BaseX HTTP Server using the corresponding startup options, WebDAV will not request additional user authentication from the client.


BaseX WebDAV implementation supports WebDAV locking since Version 7.7 and can be utilised with clients which support this feature (e.g. oXygen Editor). EXCLUSIVE and SHARED locks are supported, as well as WRITE locks.

Note: WebDAV locks are stored in a database called webdav-locks. Implementations should not rely on the existence of the database, since it may not be accessible in the future.

WebDAV Clients

Please check out the following tutorials to get WebDAV running on different operating systems and with oXygen:


Version 7.0
  • WebDAV API introduced