Permission Granularity on Seagate GoFlex Home Personal



  • GAH! So I have run into an issue that I know is because this is a consumer NAS but was wondering if anyone would have any way to work around it...

    The Seagate GoFlex Home Personal has four basic folders on every NAS:
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    External Storage is for displaying the contents of whatever is plugged into the USB port on the device, like an external HDD, etc.

    The Backup folder is used primarily in conjunction with Apple's Time Machine.

    Public is accessible to everyone, and each user has their own Personal folder. While, as a rule, this model has worked fine for me, I've come to a point where I'd like to give another user read-only access to my main admin's Personal folder. There is no way to set this anywhere on the interface of the Seagate web UI. I know the backend is Unix/Apache. I've done some work at the SSH level there before but exactly what it is I couldn't tell you.

    The user I want to give read-only access to the Personal folder of my main admin account is named "access-only". Does anyone know of a way I could go about doing this? I don't think it's really possible but figured I'd post about it. Also, it's kind of frustrating, but an understandable limitation of a consumer NAS.



  • The real issue is that likely very few people have seen that unit to know what the settings look like.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    The real issue is that likely very few people have seen that unit to know what the settings look like.

    Yeah, I know. The management UI is about what you'd expect from a consumer-grade device. It's pretty and functional, but very basic as to what it can do.