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This guide describes how to mount a folder of the Swestore as a read/writeable folder in your local file-system.
You need at least davfs 1.5.0 for download redirect support, see https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?35428 for details.
- A *nix like Operating System, such as linux (possibly MacOS might work ... and possibly Windows as well, though this is not covered in this article yet).
- The davfs2 package. On ubuntu, you can install it with:
sudo apt install davfs2
/etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf using your favourite text editor and add
This enables davfs to follow download redirects which improves performance and reduces load on central services.
Prerequisite: Client certificate in PKCS#12 format.
Copy the p12 cert to /etc/davfs2/certs/private, as root:
sudo cp MyCert.p12 /etc/davfs2/certs/private/
Edit /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf, at the bottom, add the line:
Create a folder for mounting the filesystem:
sudo mkdir -p /swestore
Add the following line to /etc/fstab (e.g. at the end):
https://webdav.swestore.se:2443/ /swestore davfs uid=`<your-username>`,gid=`<your-accountname>`,rw,noauto 0 0
Mount, according to fstab, as root:
sudo mount /swestore
When asking for a username and password, just press
Now you should be able to browse to the mount point:
cd /swestore ls -l
You chould be able to create files with content, and read the content:
echo "Testing testing 1 2 3 ..." > testfile.txt cat testfile.txt
Note however, that you are not able to open the file for updating, with editors such as nano. Files in dCache are immutable.
In order to automatically mount the system, you will need to download the server cert and the CA cert via Firefox, and then cat them into a single file, that you place in /etc/davfs2/certs, and then add the filename of it in /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf like so:
(See this link for more info)
Also, you will need to add the user name and password (that you chose when generating the p12 file above) for your client certificate, to /etc/davfs2/secrets (read the help comments about how to do).
- Mount Davfs2 man page
- How to convert PEM to PKCS#12
- Mounting WebDav via davfs2 (Ubuntu)
- Install server certificates in davfs2 (Ubuntu)
- Nordugrid Certificate HowTo - Describes the userkey.pem and usercert.pem files