Skip Navigation

Courtesy Instructions for Linux

These instructions are based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 Desktop and are provided as a courtesy from Enterprise Web Services.  Your distro may be different and we do not officially support Linux connections at this time. 

Note: If you connect from the Internet (i.e. from Comcast or other ISP), you must first connect to the JH VPN (JHPulse). Information about the VPN is at

GNOME Desktop Instructions

  1. Double-click the "Computer" icon on your desktop.
  2. Select "File" then "Connect to Server"
  3. In the window that should pop-up, select "Secure WebDAV" for "Service type"
  4. Enter for Server
  5. Leave the Port field blank
  6. Enter your JHED ID in the "Folder" field
  7. Enter your JHED ID in the "Username" field
  8. Enter any name you want to call this connection in "Name to use for connection"
  9. Enter your password and click "save password for this session" in the window that pops up.


KDE Desktop Instructions

  1. Click the Application Menu icon and select Home.
  2. In the window that appears, click in the location field or click "Location" in the menu and select "Open Location."
  3. In the "location" line enter webdavs:// where "your-JHED-ID is your JHED account name.
  4. Enter your JHED ID and password in the dialog box that should appear.


You should now have a connection to the webdav server and you should see directories that correspond to the server names that host your site(s).

Command-Line WebDAV Client

There is also a command-line webdav client called cadaver and it uses commands similar to those used with command-line ftp clients.  You can obtain the installation files from    If you are running RHEL 4 (any version such as WS, ES, etc) or RHEL 5 Desktop, cadaver is available as a Red Hat RPM from either your distribution disks or your update server. Red Hat does not provide cadaver for RHEL 3 or RHEL 6.  For these versions you can check with the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux hosted by or you can compile your own version from the cadaver site).