This is a mirror of the (excellent) documentation at
but just a short editorial to also highlight that this is still very
applicable to Plone 4.x. Effectively, the symptom is that users will
report seeing a “401 Unauthorized” error when trying to create folders
within areas they have access to as an Owner. Without further ado, the documentation:
Using a WebDAV client on a Plone site, site users are unable to create
newfolders directories where they have Owner role.
The WebDAV “make folder” method, MKCOL, requires the “Add Folders”
permission. This is …
Apache does something interesting (yes, I still
think it’s logical) when you’re accessing a directory that it’s serving:
if you access it without a trailing slash, it’ll add one by default.
This makes sense if you’re going after some static content or a folder
index (or pretty much any sane usage) but it didn’t fit my use case of
serving Plone using rewrite rules in a .htaccess file.
The issue that arises for myself with Plone is that my sites need to
have their access customised through that .htaccess file and that’s been …