I want to mount share folder. Curren command line:

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=USERNAME,password=PASSWD

Is it have some safe way (without permanent sudo and other). Any others utils?

If this is not possible in general, it will be enough for me to be able to mount only a certain shared folder to a certain place.

  • You want to run that command without sudo? – George Udosen Dec 11 '18 at 17:36
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    I want to run ANY command that not require root access and mount cifs with name and password – Hait Dec 11 '18 at 18:14

To be able to mount that folder as a normal user, include the mount options for the cifs folder in the configuration file /etc/fstab, and add the options noauto,user, similar to:

//nas-server/cifsShare /media/user/cifsShare cifs -o username=<username>,noauto,user 0 0

The option noauto will make sure the drive is not mounted during startup, but will nevertheless register all parameters necessary to mount the drive. The option user will allow any user to mount the drive.

With this setup, any user is able to mount the share with the mount command, followed by the path that was specified in fstab where the folder is to be mounted, e.g.

mount /media/user/cifsShare

or followed by the share, as in

mount //nas-server/cifsShare

Easier, probably, will be to mount the share using the file manager (Files in standard Ubuntu 18.04). In standard Files, one mounts a drive by providing the URI, in the form of


A dialog will pop up to ask login, domain and password. Optionally, these settings can be remembered. You can subsequently make a bookmark for easy one-click access in the future.

This works out of the box in several editions of Ubuntu (stock Ubuntu, but also Kubuntu, Xubuntu, ...) and avoids the need to change system configuration files.

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  • I use ubuntu from ssh. GUI is not available for me. – Hait Dec 11 '18 at 18:12
  • @vanadium, You might want to show a generic fstab entry in your answer with the noauto,user combination so that it is more obvious. Then to mount the share all Hait would have to do is issue a "mount /mountpoint" - without sudo just as you described. – Morbius1 Dec 11 '18 at 18:32
  • Is it right? //<ip_addres>/<resource> /media/<mount_point>/ cifs [user=username>@<domain>],[password=<password>],noauto,user 0 0 – Hait Dec 11 '18 at 18:35
  • As Morbius suggested, I edited the answer to add a generic fstab entry for improving clarity. GUI not available was not clear for the question. It does not harm to leave that part in. – vanadium Dec 11 '18 at 20:16

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