Mounting the DFW Portal as a WebDAV drive
By using mod_eirods_dav, the Designing Future Wheat (DFW) Data Portal can be mounted as a WebDAV drive on your computer allowing you to access it as if it were a local hard drive. The connection details are:
- Server: opendata.earlham.ac.uk
- Port: 443
- Type: Secure WebDAV (HTTPS)
- Folder: /wheat
- Username: public_user
- Password: anonymous
There are a variety of ways to do this depending upon your operating system or tool and there are some guides below.
Open your file manager and go to the “File - Connect to Server…” menu option as shown in the picture below.
You will then be shown a window where you can enter the server details for the DFW Data Portal as described above giving you a window similar to the one below.
From the File Manager, right-click on the Network item in the left-hand pane.
This will open a window called “Map Network Drive” and a link called “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and picture”
This will open the “Add Network Location” wizard and you should click on the Next button and then “Choose a custom network location” and click Next again.
In the “Internet or network address:” text box, enter “https://opendata.earlham.ac.uk/wheat” and click Next.
You can name the network location to anything you like such as DFW Data Portal and click Next and then Finish.
In the Finder app, click the menu option “Go” then “Connect to Server”
Then in the Server Address, enter *https://opendata.earlham.ac.uk/wheat*, You will then be prompted for the username and password described above.
Alternatively you can use a third party tool such as CyberDuck which is a cloud and storage browser available on both Mac and Windows: