Disable WebDAV

Last updated Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Sitecore Experience Platform for Administrator

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.


You must never enable WebDAV on Sitecore content delivery servers. Only use WebDAV on content management servers (CM).

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\Sitecore\CMS.Core folder, locate the Sitecore.WebDAV.config file.
  2. Rename the Sitecore.WebDAV.config file to Sitecore.WebDAV.config.disabled.


In Sitecore 8.0 - 8.2, the Sitecore.WebDAV.config file is stored in the <website>\App_Config\Include folder.

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