Add a user or group to an SMB share

For each SMB share, you can add share-level permissions for specific users and groups.


  1. Click Protocols > Windows Sharing (SMB) > SMB Shares.
  2. From the Current Access Zone drop-down list, select the access zone that contains the share you want to add a user or group to.
  3. From the list of SMB shares, locate the share that you want to modify and then click View/Edit.
  4. Click Edit SMB Share.
  5. At the Users and Groups section, click Add a User or Group.
    The Add Persona dialog box appears.
  6. Click Select User.
    The Select Persona dialog box appears.
  7. You can locate the user or group through one of the following methods:
    • Type the Username or Group Name you want to search for in the text field, and then click Search.
    • Select the authentication provider that you want to search in the text field, and then click Search. Only providers that are currently configured and enabled on the cluster are listed.
    • Type the Username or Group Name and select an authentication provider and click Search.
  8. If you selected Well-known SIDs, click Search.
  9. In the search results, click the user, group, or SID that you want to add to the SMB share and then click Select.
  10. By default, the access rights of the new account are set to Deny All. To enable a user or group to access the share, follow these additional steps:
    1. Next to the user or group account you added, click Edit.
    2. Select Run as Root or select Specify Permission Level and then select one or more of the following permission levels: Full Control, Read-Write, and Read.
  11. Click Add Persona.
  12. Click Save Changes.