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Using MacOS X to connect to a Slide share

MacOS X 10.x will allow you to connect to Slide or any WebDAV enabled site via the "Connect to Server" diaglog. This HOWTO will walk you through connecting to a Slide share from MacOS X.

First, click the GO menu from the Finder, then select the Connect to Server option:

A new window should appear. In the Address field enter the hostname, optionally the port, and the path to the slide context:

Finally, you'll need to authenticate yourself to the Slide server. The default username and password for administrative access is root/root. Note, on MacOS 10.2 and latter if you use Basic authentication, the WebDAV filesystem will display the following alert

After selecting Continue, you will be prompted for the username and password.

If you cannot authenticate, there's an issue with the default web.xml file that comes with Slide version 1.0.16. In that file, there is an auth constraint for three roles:
The user role is not defined by default in the TOMCAT_HOME/conf/tomcat-users.xml file.

After you successfully authenticate yourself to the Slide server, a new window should appear:

The WebDAVFS will allow you to treat this volume like a locally mounted hard drive. Applications and services will interact with the Slide share without any changes.

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