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Support OneDrive for Business and/or Sharepoint via WebDAV

rolfgroeneveld 4 months ago in iPad • updated by Hexin 2 months ago 3

I just found out that some apps (e.g. Goodreader) allow users to access their OneDrive for Business by inserting the Sharepoint URL in WebDAV. So far I can’t get it to work in Textastic. I get an error message “Error 403”. Am I missing something?

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I don't have a OneDrive for Business account, but error 403 is "Forbidden". It sounds like it doesn't have the correct credentials (user and password).

That's odd, because the user - password combination I use is correct and does work in Goodreader's WebDAV function.

The exact problem occurred to me. I'm using Goodreader to sync PDFs to my iPad via WebDAV and I got Error 403 in Textastic (no matter SSL enabled or not).

My guess is that Office 365 servers don't accept direct username/password exchange. Maybe I'm wrong. I'll try to describe my experience with Goodreader:

1. I add a connection and type in https://*-my.sharepoint.com/personal/myUsername_myInsitutionDomain/Documents, and I leave 'User', 'Password', and 'Domain' blank;

2. I tap 'Sync', and Goodreader will try to open the URL, then in the new pop-up page Office 365 will detect my institution domain and redirect to my institution login page, where I login with my username and password;

3. Goodreader shows the directories and let me choose which folder to sync, and I can choose a sub folder beneath layers;

4. Goodreader saves the cookies so I can reconnect as long as the cookies are not expired. If expired, I need to go through Step 2 again.

Hope this can help and make WebDAV on Textastic work for Office 365. Thanks!