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Fix authentication for WebDAV access

I know it will be a long time (if ever) before OneDrive supports Linux, however at least make it possible for the community at large to use it via other channels. For example we could mount OneDrive via WebDav and linux's davfs except that the windows passport authentication gets in the way because of the redirects for authentication services... If webdav could be supported with its native auth mechanisms that would make OneDrive usable for Linux users.

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not right now  ·  Douglas Pearce responded  · 

Just being transparent that this is not something we anticipate getting to in the near future

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  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Scouring the net after hitting numerous roadblocks with OneDrive on Linux. Python module: doesn't work, Java API: doesn't work without paying for an Azure account (even then, MS admits it's very complicated). A colleague suggested trying WebDAV. Perfect! Oh wait, that doesn't work either. Once again MS releases a product that doesn't work with half of our infrastructure. What's the point of using ReST if it only works with one platform and can't integrate with anything? We have non-windows apps that need to sync to a cloud storage service. This is a show-stopper for OneDrive at our company. Just being transparent.

  • avmak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why use OneDrive then? There are other services available with full WebDAV support on every OS including GNU\Linux. "Yandex.Disk" for an example.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's the 1970's again:

    "We're the phone company. We don't care. We don't have to."

  • ilmaisin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This prevents usage not only on Linux, but pretty much on any WebDAV implementation except the built-in WebDAV Redirector of Windows, that is not of very high quality. So this feature is not very useful now.

  • Guido Iodice commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    MS develops MS SQL for Linux, Skype for Linux, Visual Studio for Linux and now a Debian based distribution. So, make your service usable for your linux distribution!

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