Why mapping Windows drive to Artifactory using WebDav does not authenticate correctly?

 

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

 

This behavior can be changed by following the below instructions:

1. Open the regedit.exe

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

3. Change the value of the "BasicAuthLevel" to number "2"

4. Restart the 'WebClient' service