Nextcloud WebDAV URL

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  • I have a similar issue. I want to activate Nextcloud webdav protocol for Zotero but I am unsure how to format the webdav url.I tried this url https://example.com/nextcloud/remote.php/dav/files/USERNAME (of course I replaced the details)
    With this version I get the error something like “davs failed to load” from Zotero. I use the Linux desktop client in Debian Buster. I am pretty sure that webdav is activated on the server side since I use the Nextcloud desktop client for webdav file sync. I also posted this issue in the Nextcloud forum: https://help.nextcloud.com/t/zotero-webdav-integration/78048 Sorry for crossposting.
  • (Please start new threads for new issues. I've moved this to a new thread.)
  • This isn’t a Zotero-specific question, so to get the best help at Nextcloud, I would edit your question title to remove mentioning Zotero. Your question comes down to how to properly specify the WebDAV URL (before the “/Zotero” part) for Nextcloud and how to check is WebDAV is configured correctly on your Nextcloud server. You’ll have to ask at Nextcloud about those, unfortunately.
  • I found the correct webdav address in Nextcloud by the gearwheel in the "files" app which is the startpage in the lower leftcorner.
  • I found the correct webdav address in Nextcloud by the gearwheel in the "files" app which is the startpage in the lower leftcorner.
    Thank you @andersculturalstudies! I was having the same question and stumbled over your answer.

    I now successfully use my Nextcloud storage to backup and synchronise the PDF attachments of my Zotero references via WebDAV.

    See also the Nextcloud user manual:
    In the following examples, you should replace example.com/nextcloud with the URL of your Nextcloud server (omit the directory part if the installation is in the root of your domain), and “USERNAME” with the username of the connecting user.

    See the webdav url (bottom left, settings) on your Nextcloud.
    https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/16/user_manual/files/access_webdav.html
  • Great! I am happy there are more Zotero-users who appreciate Foss cloud-services and security. This seemed pretty simple but was not so simple after all. Sometimes it is important to ask those simple questions. Also the Webdav integration does not require much space on the server side since the items are zipped.
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