Configuring DSAPI, HTTP methods, and WebDAV in Web Site documents

You can set up a Web Site document to support the IBM® Domino® Web Server Application Programming Interface (DSAPI), various HTTP methods, and Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV).

About this task

The Domino® Web Server Application Programming Interface (DSAPI) is a C API that you can use to write your own extensions to the Domino® Web Server. These extensions, or filters, let you customize authentication for Web users.

WebDAV is a set of extensions to the HTTP 1.1 protocol that allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote Web servers. WebDAV clients can only access design elements in the design collection of a database. Users must have manager or designer level access rights to the database. Application developers are the typical uses of WebDAV.

Note: If you are using the Web Server Configurations view, the DSAPI fields appear in the Server document on the Internet Protocols > HTTP tab.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Configuration tab, expand the Web section and click Internet Sites.
  2. Choose the Web Site you want to edit, and click Edit Document.
  3. Click the Configuration tab and complete these fields:
    Table 1. Web Site document fields



    DSAPI filter file names

    Enter the name of one or more DSAPI filter files.


    Choose one or more:

    • GET (default)
    • HEAD (default)
    • POST (default)
    • OPTIONS (default)
    • TRACE (default)
    • PUT
    • DELETE


    Choose this option to enable Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning.

    Note: If you enable WebDAV, the following HTTP methods are also enabled: GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, PUT, and DELETE.