I am hoping to get a general understanding of how webdav integrates into Owncloud. I’ve read the manuals and the postings here in the forum and still don’t understand the basics.
What I am trying to do - Give my ~100 users access to communal files via windows 10 file explorer without having to log into our VPN.
Owncloud is running on Ubuntu 20.04 server with Nginx as the web server. We are running over https.
The web page interface works perfectly but my users are accustomed to working through a file explorer. I have mapped a drive in explorer (using webdav) but making changes (ie adding a new directory or changing a filename) is very challenging - explorer freezes but the changes appear several minutes later.
I do not want to sync files locally and have not had much luck with the Owncloud desktop virtual file system (the syncing never seems to complete).
So the questions I have are:
Is webdav my best option?
If I make changes via webdav, are they synced to my database (and vice versa)?
Is there a different architecture I should be considering?
Thanks in advance for your input.