5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2010 12:46 PM by MrHoffman
x-x-x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
hello people,
I want to create a password-protected folder in a shared folder on the server,
the password-protected folder will be used from windows and mac users!!!

is there away to do that?
os: 10.6.4 & xp

best regards

xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)
    if it's in a sharepoint, then the permissions of that folder apply.
    The user won't be challenged again when trying to access the folder.

    The user logs onto the sharepoint normally.
    If you have a nested folder and you give bob read/write and mary no acccess, then mary won't be able to open the folder. Every file/folder can have it's own permissions.
  • x-x-x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hey thx for ur answer, but this folder must be a password protected so that the admins do not access it, i can creat an image but the windows users cant open it!!
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (12,980 points)
    The only way to prevent an administrative user for the server or the network from reading a file or a directory is with encryption, and if the administrative users are sufficiently inclined and reasonably adept, not even then. Put another way, you're just going to have to adjust your requirements and your goals here.
  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)
    sounds like you know what you want... you want an image encryption utility that is mac/pc compatible.
    google will find that for you... on is pgpdisk, there are others.
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (12,980 points)
    While it might meet the requirements of a "good enough" review, an encrypting share won't (fully) meet the requirements when that is running on a server with untrusted administrators, or if this share is accessed on a network with untrusted network administration. I can gain access to this share at either the network level or using host administrative access, and I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed here.