Create local user accounts for files SMB share

  • 25 October 2019
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We currently use Files and I have created an SMB share.


The share is setup to store disaster recovery information in the event a production failure. We use Data protection to replicate the share to another Nutanix cluster at another site.We want the ability to access this share in the event that our Active Directory isn’t available.


I was looking for a location either in PE or PC where I could create local accounts and assign them as a user to this share but have been unable to find.Is this possible to do?





Best answer by Mutahir 28 October 2019, 11:10

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Hi Ranjb,


With Nutanix files and SMB shares, we utilise Active directory authentication for SMB share access / permissions.

Local authentication is not supported yet.

As per your post, you already have a secondary cluster at a DR site, you  can setup protection domains and replicate your files cluster to the secondary site, in order to make them available in case of a disaster.

Hope this helps and please let us know if you have any further queries on this - thanks