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Some Finer-Grained Security

The basic setup I showed so far allows everyone on your network to have access to your USB drives. This may or may not be desirable. To restrict access to the networked USB drive, go to the Advanced tab of the DNS-120 web interface and create a user by filling out the form and providing a username and password. I created a user named "bicky," as shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11

Figure 11 Creating a user account.

From here, click the Folder button in the left navigation panel (see Figure 12).

Figure 12

Figure 12 Clicking the Folder button to modify access privileges.

Next, you can click the Modify Setting button (see Figure 13) to control access for a share.

Figure 13

Figure 13 Modifying the network access settings of an existing share.

Uncheck the All Accounts check box next to the User drop-down list. Then you can select users that you created earlier (in my case, the user "bicky"), as shown in Figure 14.

Figure 14

Figure 14 Granting network access to a created user.

The user can be granted authority to read/write or read only. Figure 15 shows the successful granting of share access to my share for the user bicky.

Figure 15

Figure 15 Viewing the user bicky's share and associated privileges.

As a result of the network access setting I've just defined, a user will have to provide the username (bicky, in this example) and associated password to connect to the share named USB_TO_I_a1 by using the Easy Search Utility, before being able to mount the USB drive across the network.

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