NextCloud with WebDAV with Finder on OS X 10.11


Seems to me that a bunch of people are having the same issue:

Connecting form the Finder in OS X to the URL ‘https://mynextcloud.tld/remote.php/webdav’ no longer seems to work.
I don’t really know if it started when I updated to 10.11.6 or when I switched from ownCloud to Nextcloud.
I think that the configuration is OK because:

  • I can use DAV with other devices/OSs
  • Sync client works
  • Cyberduck works

But If I want to mount the volume form the Finder, I get this error message:

«There was a problem connecting to the server “mynextcloud.tld”.
Check the server name or IP address, and then try again. If you continue to have problems, contact your system administrator.»

I really would like to see this work again, but I have no idea on where to start.

Running Nextcloud 9.0.53 (stable) on Ubuntu 16.04.1.
Clients are “OS X 10.11.6” and “MacOS 10.12”

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Same Problem with this config :
Dedicated Server Ubuntu 16.04
Nextcloud 10.0 Stable with php7 and MariaDB 10.1
Client : OS X 10.10.5

So when i try to connect to or /dav i have an error like you.
Nothing in nextcloud.log but i have this in OS X Console :

29/08/2016 15:47:26,825 webdavfs_agent[918]: unexpected statusCode 503

29/08/2016 15:47:26,826 webdavfs_agent[918]: network_mount: network_getDAVLevel returned error 2


Same problem with Mac OS 10.12.

i see on console this error log:
WebDAV FS authentication credentials are being sent insecurely to: https://TLD.domain/remote.php/webdav/

my server use nginx and ssl local and Debian 8.

when a see on the internet, Mac OS not supported the webdav with ssl…

this is really problem for create applescript to copy files directly on this folder webdav.

this problem not exist on iOS 9.3.5.

have you got other idea for resolve this problem ?

Same issue here. Nextcloud 10 installs.
With ubuntu in Docker containers.
Ubuntu 16.04 with php7
Ubuntu 14.04 with php5
Ubuntu 14.04 with php5.6
All with MariaDB, Redis and apache2 with ssl
OSX 10.10 and 10.11
These are test installs so I have only been using selfsigned sslfiles. I’ve tried setting the certivicates to “always trust” in the keychain. Because I remembered OSX 10.9 having some simular issues. But that has not resolved anything. After I did the error in the osx’s log did change. I no longer get a SSLHandshake failed error but am left with the 503 Service Unavailable [HTTP]. Not sure where to go from here.

You can use to test if your server properly supports the webdav protocol.

I did some test with OS X Mavericks and experienced the same problems. On ownCloud it works. I submitted a bugreport:


With these both fixes, it works: