New heiBOX features: Labels, virus scan, WebDAV

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With the latest update, heiBOX got several new features: For libraries, a labeling functionality and an automated virus scan have been implemented. Access to heiBOX via WebDAV is now available for all users.

  • Labels
    heiBOX libraries can now be marked with labels to make it easier to recognize different data states in the version history. Via the heiBOX web interface, labels for the individual versions of a library can be set by selecting → "Drop-down menu of the library" → "Label Current State" or "Library History" → "Labels".
     
  • Automated virus scan
    Existing and new files in unencrypted libraries now undergo a background check with an up-to-date virus scanner. If any potentially harmful files are found, the user is informed about the file name by e-mail and receives an internal link to the file. Since no single virus scanner provides an absolutely error-free detection mechanism and occasionally registers false positives, the message is only a hint - no files are deleted automatically. We recommend to check the affected files again.
     
  • Access via WebDAV for all users
    WebDAV access, previously only available for guest accounts, is now available for all heiBOX users. In order to use WebDAV with the Uni-ID, a separate password for WebDAV access has to be set in the heiBOX web interface under "Settings" → "Password for WebDAV". heiBOX can then be accessed at https://heibox.uni-heidelberg.de/seafdav via WebDAV. To login, use your e-mail address and the WebDAV password. WebDAV access only works with unencrypted libraries.

    WebDAV is a standard protocol for file exchange with the Internet and is already part of most operating systems. Using WebDAV to access heiBOX can be useful in certain specific use cases, however, we recommend using the web interface or the various clients to access your files.

If you have any questions or need support, simply contact the IT-Service.

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