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Using WebDAV with Mac OS X Finder

Article ID: 639  |  Last updated: 12 Aug, 2016

Note: The following information only applies to Surround SCM 2016.0 and earlier.

You can access a WebDAV directory using the Mac OS X Finder.

  1. Choose Go > Connect to Server. The Connect to Server dialog box opens.
  2. Enter the WebDAV directory address.
    For example, enter on an Apache web server or on a Microsoft IIS server.
  3. Click Connect. The WebDAV directory opens, which contains WebDAV alias directories.
  4. Open an alias directory. The WebDAV File System Authentication dialog box opens.
  5. Enter your Surround SCM username and password then click OK. You are logged in and the alias directory contents are displayed.
  6. Browse the alias directories to access Surround SCM branches, repositories, and files.
  7. To disconnect from WebDAV, select the sscmdav.cgi icon on your desktop then choose File > Eject “sscmdav.cgi”.


Some file editors create temporary files to save your data then try to overwrite the existing file with the temporary file. Surround SCM does not support this functionality. To edit files using WebDAV, copy the file to a local directory, edit the file, then copy the file back in to the WebDAV directory.

Article ID: 639  |   Last updated: 12 Aug, 2016
Mac OS X WebDAV Finder

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