You can use the WebDAV Authoring Rules page to manage the list of authoring rules that control access to content. The rules appear in a list, and you can change the order of the rules to grant access to some users and deny access to others at the same time. Additionally, you can use the WebDAV Authoring Rules page to view information about other rules such as Path, Users, Roles, or Access.

UI Element List

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

Feature Page Elements

Element Name Description


Displays the file name or file name extension for which the handler will process a response. The value can be either a specific file name, such as WebResource.axd, or a wildcard (*) with a specific extension, such as *.exe.


Displays the user names to whom the rule applies.


Displays the Microsoft Windows groups to which the rule applies, for example, the Administrators group.


Displays the access permissions to which this rule applies, for example, Read or Write.

Entry Type

Displays whether the item is local or inherited.

Actions Pane Elements

Element Name Description

Enable WebDAV

Enables the WebDAV feature.

Disable WebDAV

Disables the WebDAV feature.

Add Authoring Rule

Opens the Add Authoring Rule dialog box so that you can create an authoring rule.


Enables you to modify the selected rule.


Removes the selected rule.

Move Up

Moves a selected item up in the list.

Move Down

Moves a selected item down in the list.

WebDAV Settings

Opens the WebDAV Settings page so that you can change the settings for the WebDAV feature.

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