How To Connect to iDisk in Ubuntu

For those Mac users who have switched to, or are trying out, Ubuntu Linux, here’s how to connect to your iDisk:

Step One:  Go to Places -> Connect to Server (from the top panelbar)

Step Two: Set the Service Type to “WebDav”.

Step Three: Enter “idisk.mac.com” as the Server.

Step Four:  Enter your .Mac username in both the “Folder” and “Username” boxes.

Step Five: Hit “Connect”.  A folder should appear on your desktop called “idisk.mac.com”.  Double-click the folder, and enter your .Mac account password when prompted.

That’s it!  You can access your entire iDisk from that folder on your desktop.  When you’re done, just right-click on the folder and choose “Unmount Volume” to Disconnect.

6 thoughts on “How To Connect to iDisk in Ubuntu

  1. Very usefull but it does not connect: it asks me autentication bot it does not connect to idisk as i wrote a wrong password (impossible)..

  2. Luca: I just re-verified that this works from my home laptop using Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Did you double-check you entered your password correctly? Or, in Step Four, did you enter your username in the Folder and Username boxes, leaving out the trailing “@mac.com” that would normally go there?

  3. this is what mine shows after i click on the desktop icon “Not a WebDAV enabled share”, it does not ask for a password, it just shows that window. i’m running ubuntu 9.04. I’m also trying through an unsecured network in the campus library, if that helps pin-point the problem.

    thanks

  4. Worked for me, but only in WebDav, secure webdav doesn’t work. Does that mean all my files are zipping around without an encrypted tunnel?

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