After trying out several how-to's at various blogs, I finally was able to find one that "almost" worked. I probably should mention that the first few tutorials I went through would have worked had I not misspelled a directory in the configuration file causing it not to be accessible. The post below worked except the configuration for the httpd-dav.conf was slightly incorrect. It shows "Dav On" outside of the <Directory> block, but should be inside the block. After that everything worked.
The setup that I was trying to achieve is for any user to be able to have read-only access to the WebDAV folders, but requires a valid user(one that is configured in the password file) in order to modify or delete anything. To accomplish this a couple updates were required in the httpd-dav.conf in /etc/apache2/extras.
1. Add a LimitExcept block in the top level WebDAV directory.
<LimitExcept GET OPTIONS PROPFIND>
What the above block will do is only allow guests to view the files and directories via a web browser and also connect to the WebDAV directory as a drive/folder. The LimitExcept block disallows all HTTP command except the ones listed unless the user is valid and authenticated.
2. Add Options for Index
IndexOptions -IconsAreLinks NameWidth=* FancyIndexing SuppressLastModified FoldersFirst
IndexOrderDefault Ascending Name
The options above allow the files/directories to be seen via a web browser.
Update: WebDAV does not seem to work correctly in Windows 7. A WebDAV client such as BitKinex is required.
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