Many environments provide a home folder which contains a user folder for each user to control. In this configuration, users can only view and access their own folder and cannot create folders in any of the parent folders or share root.


The team found a way to support your HOME folder permissions scheme. This is the model:

+-- HOME (Read Only)

      +-- Site1 (Read Only)

            +-- u1 (Read/Write) -exclude all other users

            +-- u2 (Read/Write) -exclude all other users


Here are the steps:

  1. Create Share “HOME” and set default permissions to RW
  2. Login to Samba with user “admin” (This is the built-in Administrator account in Morro Data)
  3. Create folder in HOME
  4. Create folders for each users (in this example, we will create a folder u1 and u2)
  5. Open properties for folders u1 and u2. Go to “Security” and click “Advanced”. Click “Disable Inheritance”. Click OK
  6. Open properties for folder Site1. Go to “Security” and click “Advanced”. Click “Disable Inheritance”. Click OK
  7. Log back into the Portal. Go to “File System”. Click the share HOME
  8. Go to tab ADVANCED
  9. Click the yellow pencil to edit permissions
  10. Change the EVERYONE permission to Read Only
  11. Open properties in folder Site1. Go to “Security” and click “Advanced”.
  12. Add the “admin” user and set permission to full control.
  13. Select “Everyone” and choose “Edit”
  14. Set “Everyone” to “read & execute”
  15. Open properties in folder u1. Go to “Security” and click “Advanced”.
  16. Remove Everyone
  17. Add “u1” and set permission to “Full Control” (or “Modify” if that’s your model)
  18. Open properties in folder u2. Go to “Security” and click “Advanced”.
  19. Remove Everyone
  20. Add “u2” and set permission to “Full Control” (or “Modify” if that’s your model)