Managing the configuration of an application is a consistent pain-point for developers, administrators, and business analysts.
Often in production environments, configuration is isolated as files on the local disk, limiting easy access by all but administrators. Another common approach is to store configuration in a database or LDAP. While this have benefits of a local disk file, it lacks the ability to manage properties as naturally as a file.
The solution proposed uses a database and WebDAV to help resolve many negatives to do with application configuration in both a simple and lightweight way.