How to connect to
Box via WebDAV

Olga Weis

WebDAV stands for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol. With the development of the global network, it was becoming essential to allows several users to collaborate on the same document despite the fact that they were located in different parts of the world. An IETF working group was created to develop all needed extensions to HTTP. This is how WebDAV was born in 1996. Basically this protocol allows users to copy, move, edit and share files via a web server. It can be used with the shared apps that offer file locking and revision tracking possibilities. If you are wondering how to use WebDAV, read on.

In this article we'll talk about accessing WebDAV on Mac OS X and on macOS, choosing the best WebDAV client, whether you can mount WebDAV and which app to use for that.


Box recommends using third-party clients to connect to WebDAV on Mac OS. Thanks to the fact that WebDAV access is possible you can work with remote documents easily with the help of a WebDAV client. You'll need the following information for Box files access via this protocol:

  1. Server: https://dav.box.com/dav
  2. Login: Your Box login email address and password.
  3. Note: Web browser access is not supported. Use a WebDAV client.

There is a possibility to connect to WebDAV directly through Finder, but it gives you very basic options. However there are high-quality WebDAV clients allowing you to mount WebDAV as a Mac disk and work with its contents as if it is another hard drive on your computer.

Commander One is a reliable Mac OS X WebDAV client


Commander One is one of the best WebDAV software solutions you can find. As a free file manager this software boasts of an intuitive dual panel interface and is extremely customizable for your individual preferences. It has never been easier to move, edit or delete your online files, copy files from one WebDAV server to another, etc. You can connect as many WebDAV accounts to Mac OS as needed with the help of Commander One. A great advantage of this app is that it actually supports a great variety of servers and protocols, allowing you to work remotely and flexibly within just one files manager.

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Commander One

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 19.75MB size
Version 1.7.4(2445) (21st Sep, 2017) Release notes
Category: System Utilities