Using below steps, you can configure the Openfiler for Windows share folder access.
If you do not installed, please refer
Openfiler 2.99 – Installation Procedure to install open-filer in your server computer.
Please login to the web browser interface with https://ipaddress:446/ Username : openfiler Password : password
Once you logged in you can see the System Information. Please click on System module to configure. Go to Network Access Configuration and provide Name , Network/Host then click Update button.
Click on Volumes module to configure Hard Drive. Click the “create new physical volumes” link to create new volume group.
Now you can see the Hard Drive list and select your Hard Drive to configure. Ex: I am selecting my 1 TB Hard Drive.
We are going to create a Partition by clicking the Create button.
Our partition has successfully created.
Click on Volume Groups and provide the group name and check your partition and click Add volume group.
Click Add Volume and this time, we are going to create a fresh volume for windows share on our created volume group.
Configure our new volume to activate. . Provide the volume name, volume description and provide or drag your required space value .Select your file system value.
The output of our created volume
Go to Services module and Enable and Start the CIFS (Common Internet File System) Server service.
In this configuration plan, I am going to create three groups and three folders and going to provide specific folder access to above selected groups
And, through the group, I am going to provide the folder access to Users in Windows Machines.
Now you need to login through root account on your Openfiler or you can use Putty to connect your server.
Now, adding group1
Please provide the command like above to add users on the group. Now am adding user1 on group1
Adding user2 on group2
Adding user3 on group3
Adding user4 on group3
Now create SMB password for the users as per our configuration plan. It is a must thing to do to access the folder in windows machine. Creating SMB password for user 1
Creating SMB password for user2
Creating SMB password for user3
Creating SMB passwd for user4
Once you finished your user, group and password configuration on CLI, please go to your web openfiler interface and click Shares module to create 3 folders. Now click on the created volume.
Provide the name and press Create-Sub-folder button.
Press Make Share to button to configure the share folder access.
Select Controlled access and press Update in Share Access Control Mode. Locate your group1 and select the radio button on PG (Primary Group) and select the radio button to RW (Read Write) and press Update in Group Access Configuration.
Create second folder.
Configure the second folder as like above.
Create third group.
Configure the third group as like above.
Now go to your windows system and type the IP address in RUN program as like above and if you configured properly, then you can see the folder names.
Our folders are properly visible in the network. Now you can access the folder as per our configuration plan users. If you need any reference, please see our graphical configuration plan.
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