Dan's WebDAV 101

This blog covers Messaging API development for Exchange and Outlook. My name is Daniel Bagley, I'm on the Messaging Developer Team.

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  • Blog Post: WebDAV FBA Authentication Sample Explained.

    Here is some basic information on how FBA authentication is done with WebDAV. To provide some insight into how this works, you should look at the sample code of KB891748 and review it with the explanation below. Note that if you are going against Exchange 2007, you should reconsider using FBA authentication...
  • Blog Post: WebDAV and OWA Authentication Settings

    With any login issue, it’s important to know which authentication protocols are valid. You have to code to an authentication protocol which can be used. The authentication settings for OWA and WebDAV are tied together under Exchange 2000 and 2003. Because of this, developers run into issues with...
  • Blog Post: WebDAV: XML DOM vs managed classes.

    I've seen a lot of issues with using the MSXML DOM when trying to get credentials from the owaauth.dll for FBA authentication. The managed classes seem to work all the time and in all versions. However, the MSXML DOM wont always reuturn cookies and sometimes just plain fails in the calls. Each version...
  • Blog Post: How WebDAV - Use Basic Authentication with WebDAV even when FBA is enabled.

    Some customers (developers) wish to use Basic Authentication when Forms Based Authentication (FBA) is enabled for Outlook Web Access (OWA). If OWA's FBA is enabled, all WebDAV access needs to be FBA authenticated - which means significant changes need to be done to the code - not to mention the testing...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to WebDAV 101

    Welcome to WebDAV 101. Here you will find information on WebDAV and other Messaging APIS which you might not find elsewhere. WebDAV 101 Training/White Paper: Attached is a document which provides a good introduction to WebDav for Exchange. It's bascily a white paper or training paper on WebDAV...
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