Using Goliath with Mac OS X

What is Goliath?

Goliath is an application that creates and edits websites. It uses a technology called WebDAV (frequently called Web Folders) to make changes to the files stored on web servers. It was the first application to implement WebDAV on the Macintosh. Goliath exposes functionality similar to that found in the Windows version of Internet Explorer 5 plus many other features that are unique to the Mac.

With Goliath, users can:

  • View the contents of a web site in a Finder-like fashion (including size, modification date and type)
  • Upload new files to a website
  • Create new folders in web sites
  • Delete files and folders on a web site
  • Rename files on a web server
  • Download copies of files on a web server using Drag & Drop (including delete by dragging to the Trash)
  • Bookmark DAV resources for easy navigation
  • Lock and make changes to existing files on a web server (using the applications of their choice)
  • Display and editing of properties
  • Duplicate items stored on web servers
  • Native MacOSX support via Carbon.


Download Goliath from

Using Goliath with the Engineering Web Cluster

Download and install Goliath

Run Goliath by double clicking the executable in the Applications -> Goliath folder



The New WebDAV Connection dialog box will appear

Enter in the URL field

Use your Purdue Electronic Directory username and password.

New WebDAV Connection


Click the Ok button







The First Time you connect to the Engineerin Web Cluster a Goliath Security Alert dialog will appear warning you that, "the servers certificate was issued by a company you have not chosen to trust."

Goliath Security Alert


Check the Install Certificate check box.

Click the Ok button. This dialog should not appear in the future.









After a few seconds you will see the folders available in the root of the Engineering Web Cluster.


Goliath Browse Server


Browse to your files.


You can now drag and drop files to and from the Web Cluster using Goliath.












Last modified: 2014/06/18 17:08:13.417720 GMT-4 by christopher.n.deckard.1
Created: 2007/11/06 14:31:48.363000 US/Eastern by brian.r.brinegar.1.



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