Preview of Oracle Drive – A Windows WebDAV interface on steroids


Oracle announces a preview release of Oracle Drive. A Windows WebDAV interface on steroids, Oracle Drive combines and surfaces features from both the Windows file system and the Oracle Portal 10g.

Oracle Drive helps simplify the process of publishing and managing any type of content by leveraging the Internet WebDAV standard and exposing Oracle Portal content management features directly within the Windows Explorer desktop environment. For more information on installation, configuration and usage please visit the Content Management Page on Portalcenter.

Oracle Drive (ODrive) is part of the Oracle Portal 10g release 2 suite of software. It utilizes the single sign-on features for authentication and the built in entitlement logic of the Oracle Portal. An ODrive preview release is now available for download.

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Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press books: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook and Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code and Oracle OpenWorld.


  1. Marco, you make me curious… I suppose you access the WebDav folder using the HTTP protocol then?

    How do you lock, version, update the documents when you didn’t install clientsoftware?

  2. Missed chances…

    In the early days when Oracle released IFS (among others with WebDAV functionality) for the first time, it had already Oracle Search features enabled in Windows Explorer in the same “explorer added fucntionality right click” fashion. I hope they will provide more Portal control via explorer in the final release.

    Anyway – why should i have to install a plugin in the first place. WebDAV is all about web access (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) without using plug-ins . As said… missed chances.