I made a shared folder for multiple users on my computer. However one account (Barry) cannot access this folder without providing the root users password. Is there a way to disable this pre-caution?

It says:

Authentication is required to perform file operations

Barry is fine with accessing other shared folders, and I have allowed Barry read/execute permissions of the folder; after typing the password.

Advice would be appreciated.

  • My advice is: figure out what is different between user Barry and a user (let's call her Alice) who has the desired behaviour. This includes group memberships of Barry compared to those of Alice and ownership of the directories in question. I'd guess Barry is not a member of a certain (required) group while Alice is. – PerlDuck Apr 15 '18 at 15:03
  • Indeed, Each user on my computer have been allocated in different groups. All function as I want except Barry's. The group does have the correct permissions however it is the only one that has read/execute instead of rwx for the folder. the other groups can access this folder no problem. Just confused why Barry's needs root password before access. – Iridiumunch Apr 15 '18 at 15:19
  • Update your question with the output of stat /directoryname where directoryname is the directory Barry can't access. You will see one line that shows Gid (Group ID). Make sure Barry is a member of that group. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Apr 15 '18 at 17:14

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