Plugin/webGui/AFP Security Settings

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AFP Security Settings

The unRAID AFP implementation supports Guest access and fully supports the three security modes: Public, Secrure, and Private.

In general, when you click on your server's icon in Finder, you will be asked to log in as Guest, or to specify a set of login credentials (user name/password). In order to use Secure or Private security on a share you must have a user already defined on the server with appropriate access rights.

Note: netatalk does not permit the user name root to be used for log in purposes.

Public

When logged into the server as Guest, an OS X user can view and read/write all shares set as Public. Files created or modified in the share will be owned by user nobody of the users group
OS X uesrs logged in with a user name/password previously created on the server, can also view and read/write all shares set as Public. In this case, files created or modified on the server will be owned by the logged in user.

Secure

When logged into the server as Guest, an OS X user can view and read (but not write) all shares set as Secure.
OS X users logged in with a user name/password previously created on the server, can also view and read all shares set as Secure. If their access right is set to read/write for the share on the server, they may also write the share.

Private

When logged onto the server as Guest, no Private shares are visible or accessible to any OS X user.
OS X users logged in with a user name/password previously created on the server may read or read/write (or have no access) according their access right for the share on the server.
Note: Private security is available only with Plus and Pro registration.