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Datto NAS Shares: Access Control Settings

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This article explains the access control settings for Datto NAS shares. 

Background

The Access Control List settings differ based on whether the share is NAS or iSCSI. But both use the access control settings to manage shares.

For more information regarding the Access Control List, check out the following article:

To access these settings, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to the web interface for the Datto NAS.

2. Select the Shares tab.

3. From the list of shares, select the one to be configured.

4. Select Configure Share Settings.

NAS Share Settings Explanation

These settings apply to NAS shares only.

Make Share Public/Private


Figure 1
- Public / Private toggle

This button allows making the share Public or Private. 

Note: To back up a Mac via TimeMachine/AFP, the share must be private.

Add User to Share

This feature is used to add user(s) to the share. The list displays all device users, minus the users that are already assigned to the share.

Check the box Add as admin to enable administrative rights for the user.


Figure 2
- Add User to Share

Manage Share Users

This setting configures permissions for users of the share. Administrative access or removing a user can be done through this setting. 


Figure 3 - Manage Share Users

Other Share Options


Figure 4 - Other Share Options

  • Enable Write Access for All Users: This setting changes the default setting of Write Access for Creator Only (WACO) to Write Access for All (WAA).
  • Enable FTP, AFP/Time Machine, NFS: Enable the protocols that you want to use to access this share.

iSCSI Share Settings

The only Access Control List setting for iSCSI shares is CHAP Authentication.


Figure 5 - CHAP Authentication

CHAP provides two levels of security:

  • One-way CHAP authentication: Only the remote client (the initiator) needs to provide a password to start a logon session with the share (the target).
  • Mutual CHAP authentication: Requires that both the client (the initiator) and the share (the target) authenticate each other.

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