ARTIFACTORY: What to Do When a WebDav-Mapped Windows Drive Won’t Authenticate Correctly

Amith Kumar Mutakari
2021-03-10 19:46

By default, Windows WebClient should allow basic authentication via SSL only. However, when using WebDav and mapping a network drive to an Artifactory repository using the HTTP protocol (not HTTPS), which is trying to use credentials for authentication, the client might not send the credentials. 

This behavior can be corrected by updating the system's security settings:

1. Open regedit.exe

2. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" -> "SYSTEM" -> "CurrentControlSet" -> "services" -> "WebClient" -> "Parameters".

3. Change "BasicAuthLevel" to 2

4. Restart the 'WebClient' service