Guidelines for managing SMB share-level ACLs

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You can change share-level ACLs to give users more or less access rights to the share. You can configure share-level ACLs by using either Windows users and groups or UNIX users and groups.

After you create a share, by default, the share-level ACL gives read access to the standard group named Everyone. Read access in the ACL means that all users in the domain and all trusted domains have read-only access to the share.

You can change a share-level ACL by using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) on a Windows client or the ONTAP command line.

The following guidelines apply when you use the MMC:

  • The user and group names specified must be Windows names.

  • You can specify only Windows permissions.

The following guidelines apply when you use the ONTAP command line:

  • The user and group names specified can be Windows names or UNIX names.

    If a user and group type is not specified when creating or modifying ACLs, the default type is Windows users and groups.

  • You can specify only Windows permissions.