Paths are specified as remote:path

Paths may be as deep as required, e.g. remote:directory/subdirectory.


To configure the WebDAV remote you will need to have a URL for it, and a username and password. If you know what kind of system you are connecting to then rclone can enable extra features.

Here is an example of how to make a remote called remote. First run:

 rclone config

This will guide you through an interactive setup process:

No remotes found, make a new one?
n) New remote
s) Set configuration password
q) Quit config
n/s/q> n
name> remote
Type of storage to configure.
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
   \ "webdav"
Storage> webdav
URL of http host to connect to
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / Connect to example.com
   \ "https://example.com"
url> https://example.com/remote.php/webdav/
Name of the WebDAV site/service/software you are using
Choose a number from below, or type in your own value
 1 / Fastmail Files
   \ (fastmail)
 2 / Nextcloud
   \ (nextcloud)
 3 / Owncloud
   \ (owncloud)
 4 / Sharepoint Online, authenticated by Microsoft account
   \ (sharepoint)
 5 / Sharepoint with NTLM authentication, usually self-hosted or on-premises
   \ (sharepoint-ntlm)
 6 / rclone WebDAV server to serve a remote over HTTP via the WebDAV protocol
   \ (rclone)
 7 / Other site/service or software
   \ (other)
vendor> 2
User name
user> user
y) Yes type in my own password
g) Generate random password
n) No leave this optional password blank
y/g/n> y
Enter the password:
Confirm the password:
Bearer token instead of user/pass (e.g. a Macaroon)
Remote config
type = webdav
url = https://example.com/remote.php/webdav/
vendor = nextcloud
user = user
pass = *** ENCRYPTED ***
bearer_token =
y) Yes this is OK
e) Edit this remote
d) Delete this remote
y/e/d> y

Once configured you can then use rclone like this,

List directories in top level of your WebDAV

rclone lsd remote:

List all the files in your WebDAV

rclone ls remote:

To copy a local directory to an WebDAV directory called backup

rclone copy /home/source remote:backup

Modification times and hashes

Plain WebDAV does not support modified times. However when used with Fastmail Files, Owncloud or Nextcloud rclone will support modified times.

Likewise plain WebDAV does not support hashes, however when used with Fastmail Files, Owncloud or Nextcloud rclone will support SHA1 and MD5 hashes. Depending on the exact version of Owncloud or Nextcloud hashes may appear on all objects, or only on objects which had a hash uploaded with them.

Standard options

Here are the Standard options specific to webdav (WebDAV).


URL of http host to connect to.

E.g. https://example.com.


  • Config: url
  • Type: string
  • Required: true


Name of the WebDAV site/service/software you are using.


  • Config: vendor
  • Type: string
  • Required: false
  • Examples:
    • "fastmail"
      • Fastmail Files
    • "nextcloud"
      • Nextcloud
    • "owncloud"
      • Owncloud
    • "sharepoint"
      • Sharepoint Online, authenticated by Microsoft account
    • "sharepoint-ntlm"
      • Sharepoint with NTLM authentication, usually self-hosted or on-premises
    • "rclone"
      • rclone WebDAV server to serve a remote over HTTP via the WebDAV protocol
    • "other"
      • Other site/service or software


User name.

In case NTLM authentication is used, the username should be in the format 'Domain\User'.


  • Config: user
  • Type: string
  • Required: false



NB Input to this must be obscured - see rclone obscure.


  • Config: pass
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


Bearer token instead of user/pass (e.g. a Macaroon).


  • Config: bearer_token
  • Type: string
  • Required: false

Advanced options

Here are the Advanced options specific to webdav (WebDAV).


Command to run to get a bearer token.


  • Config: bearer_token_command
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


The encoding for the backend.

See the encoding section in the overview for more info.

Default encoding is Slash,LtGt,DoubleQuote,Colon,Question,Asterisk,Pipe,Hash,Percent,BackSlash,Del,Ctl,LeftSpace,LeftTilde,RightSpace,RightPeriod,InvalidUtf8 for sharepoint-ntlm or identity otherwise.


  • Config: encoding
  • Type: string
  • Required: false


Set HTTP headers for all transactions.

Use this to set additional HTTP headers for all transactions

The input format is comma separated list of key,value pairs. Standard CSV encoding may be used.

For example, to set a Cookie use 'Cookie,name=value', or '"Cookie","name=value"'.

You can set multiple headers, e.g. '"Cookie","name=value","Authorization","xxx"'.


  • Config: headers
  • Type: CommaSepList
  • Default:


Minimum time to sleep between API calls.


  • Config: pacer_min_sleep
  • Type: Duration
  • Default: 10ms


Nextcloud upload chunk size.

We recommend configuring your NextCloud instance to increase the max chunk size to 1 GB for better upload performances. See https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration_files/big_file_upload_configuration.html#adjust-chunk-size-on-nextcloud-side

Set to 0 to disable chunked uploading.


  • Config: nextcloud_chunk_size
  • Type: SizeSuffix
  • Default: 10Mi


Exclude ownCloud shares


  • Config: owncloud_exclude_shares
  • Type: bool
  • Default: false


Exclude ownCloud mounted storages


  • Config: owncloud_exclude_mounts
  • Type: bool
  • Default: false


Description of the remote.


  • Config: description
  • Type: string
  • Required: false

Provider notes

See below for notes on specific providers.

Fastmail Files

Use https://webdav.fastmail.com/ or a subdirectory as the URL, and your Fastmail email username@domain.tld as the username. Follow this documentation to create an app password with access to Files (WebDAV) and use this as the password.

Fastmail supports modified times using the X-OC-Mtime header.


Click on the settings cog in the bottom right of the page and this will show the WebDAV URL that rclone needs in the config step. It will look something like https://example.com/remote.php/webdav/.

Owncloud supports modified times using the X-OC-Mtime header.


This is configured in an identical way to Owncloud. Note that Nextcloud initially did not support streaming of files (rcat) whereas Owncloud did, but this seems to be fixed as of 2020-11-27 (tested with rclone v1.53.1 and Nextcloud Server v19).

Sharepoint Online

Rclone can be used with Sharepoint provided by OneDrive for Business or Office365 Education Accounts. This feature is only needed for a few of these Accounts, mostly Office365 Education ones. These accounts are sometimes not verified by the domain owner github#1975

This means that these accounts can't be added using the official API (other Accounts should work with the "onedrive" option). However, it is possible to access them using webdav.

To use a sharepoint remote with rclone, add it like this: First, you need to get your remote's URL:

  • Go here to open your OneDrive or to sign in
  • Now take a look at your address bar, the URL should look like this: https://[YOUR-DOMAIN]-my.sharepoint.com/personal/[YOUR-EMAIL]/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx

You'll only need this URL up to the email address. After that, you'll most likely want to add "/Documents". That subdirectory contains the actual data stored on your OneDrive.

Add the remote to rclone like this: Configure the url as https://[YOUR-DOMAIN]-my.sharepoint.com/personal/[YOUR-EMAIL]/Documents and use your normal account email and password for user and pass. If you have 2FA enabled, you have to generate an app password. Set the vendor to sharepoint.

Your config file should look like this:

type = webdav
url = https://[YOUR-DOMAIN]-my.sharepoint.com/personal/[YOUR-EMAIL]/Documents
vendor = sharepoint
user = YourEmailAddress
pass = encryptedpassword

Sharepoint with NTLM Authentication

Use this option in case your (hosted) Sharepoint is not tied to OneDrive accounts and uses NTLM authentication.

To get the url configuration, similarly to the above, first navigate to the desired directory in your browser to get the URL, then strip everything after the name of the opened directory.

Example: If the URL is: https://example.sharepoint.com/sites/12345/Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx

The configuration to use would be: https://example.sharepoint.com/sites/12345/Documents

Set the vendor to sharepoint-ntlm.

NTLM uses domain and user name combination for authentication, set user to DOMAIN\username.

Your config file should look like this:

type = webdav
url = https://[YOUR-DOMAIN]/some-path-to/Documents
vendor = sharepoint-ntlm
user = DOMAIN\user
pass = encryptedpassword

Required Flags for SharePoint

As SharePoint does some special things with uploaded documents, you won't be able to use the documents size or the documents hash to compare if a file has been changed since the upload / which file is newer.

For Rclone calls copying files (especially Office files such as .docx, .xlsx, etc.) from/to SharePoint (like copy, sync, etc.), you should append these flags to ensure Rclone uses the "Last Modified" datetime property to compare your documents:

--ignore-size --ignore-checksum --update


Use this option if you are hosting remotes over WebDAV provided by rclone. Read rclone serve webdav for more details.

rclone serve supports modified times using the X-OC-Mtime header.


dCache is a storage system that supports many protocols and authentication/authorisation schemes. For WebDAV clients, it allows users to authenticate with username and password (BASIC), X.509, Kerberos, and various bearer tokens, including Macaroons and OpenID-Connect access tokens.

Configure as normal using the other type. Don't enter a username or password, instead enter your Macaroon as the bearer_token.

The config will end up looking something like this.

type = webdav
url = https://dcache...
vendor = other
user =
pass =
bearer_token = your-macaroon

There is a script that obtains a Macaroon from a dCache WebDAV endpoint, and creates an rclone config file.

Macaroons may also be obtained from the dCacheView web-browser/JavaScript client that comes with dCache.


dCache also supports authenticating with OpenID-Connect access tokens. OpenID-Connect is a protocol (based on OAuth 2.0) that allows services to identify users who have authenticated with some central service.

Support for OpenID-Connect in rclone is currently achieved using another software package called oidc-agent. This is a command-line tool that facilitates obtaining an access token. Once installed and configured, an access token is obtained by running the oidc-token command. The following example shows a (shortened) access token obtained from the XDC OIDC Provider.

paul@celebrimbor:~$ oidc-token XDC

Note Before the oidc-token command will work, the refresh token must be loaded into the oidc agent. This is done with the oidc-add command (e.g., oidc-add XDC). This is typically done once per login session. Full details on this and how to register oidc-agent with your OIDC Provider are provided in the oidc-agent documentation.

The rclone bearer_token_command configuration option is used to fetch the access token from oidc-agent.

Configure as a normal WebDAV endpoint, using the 'other' vendor, leaving the username and password empty. When prompted, choose to edit the advanced config and enter the command to get a bearer token (e.g., oidc-agent XDC).

The following example config shows a WebDAV endpoint that uses oidc-agent to supply an access token from the XDC OIDC Provider.

type = webdav
url = https://dcache.example.org/
vendor = other
bearer_token_command = oidc-token XDC