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Limitted Access to a Mapped Drive

Posted on 2014-10-06
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Hi Experts,

Besides Active Directory, is there any way to restrict users to certain folders of a mapped drive?

The mapped drive is on a NAS, but it can be transferred on to a PC.

FYI- Most "workstations" are Win 7 Home or Win 8 Home Premium, an1 MAC.

Maybe a PHP App?

Thank you.
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by:Ray Paseur
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You can limit client access with PHP client authentication.  I don't know how the "mapped drive" plays into the issue, but I can show you the design pattern for PHP client authentication.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_2391-PHP-login-logout-and-easy-access-control.html
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When you map a drive, there's an option to connect using different credentials.  What is that?

Can you map/un-map a drive using a batch or .vbs file?

Can you password-protect a folder, like in the old days?

Any other ideas?

Even with an Active Directory, can't any user type in \\share\, then browse any folder?
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Is there a NAS that can be password-protected when entering \\mynas\ or \\mynas\specificfolder\?
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@APD_Toronto:  Suggest you delete this question and repost it without the PHP Zone.  Many of the E-E community will see that we engaged in a dialog and will assume that it's getting handled, but I don't think this is headed in the right direction to give you the most suitable answer.  

Best regards, ~Ray
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Thanks Ray, I decided to keep this in my records.
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