My requirement is that only a certain group of users may mount a particular smb share. Ideally, the mounting would not require superuser privileges.

I have looked at polkit and udisks2.

I found the following rule, which pretty much describes what I want:

polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
    if ((action.id == "org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount-system" ||
         action.id == "org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount") &&
        subject.isInGroup("*group*")) {
        return polkit.Result.YES;

Does such a module also exist for smb and nfs mounts? Or is there an alternative way to fullfill my requirement?

  • I searched high and low and can find no actions that correspond to mounting other file systems only disk (udisks). This probably explains why you have had no replies. I don't understand why this issue has not been solved. Must come up all the time. – DKebler Jan 17 at 23:06

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