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logo WsgiDAV Documentation

A generic and extendable WebDAV server written in Python and based on WSGI.

Version:3.0, Date: Dec 09, 2018

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Main Features

  • Comes bundled with a server and a file system provider, so we can share a directory right away from the command line.
  • Designed to run behind any WSGI compliant server.
  • Tested with different clients on different platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac).
  • Supports online editing of MS Office documents.
  • Contains a simple web browser interface.
  • SSL support
  • Support for authentication using Basic or Digest scheme.
  • Passes the litmus test suite.
  • Open architecture allows to write custom providers (i.e. storage, locking, authentication, virtual file systems, …).
  • WsgiDAV is a refactored version of PyFileServer written by Ho Chun Wei.


Release 3.0 is pretty new and introduces some refactorings and breaking changes.
Wimps may prefer using 2.x for a more stable release ;-)


Releases are hosted on PyPI. Install WsgiDAV (and a server) like:

$ pip install cheroot wsgidav

To serve the /tmp folder as WebDAV / share, simply run:

$ wsgidav --host= --port=80 --root=/tmp


MS Windows users that only need the command line interface may prefer the MSI installer.

Supported Clients

WsgiDAV comes with a web interface and was tested with different clients (Windows File Explorer and drive mapping, MS Office, Ubuntu, Mac OS X, …).