How to share with another user through Smart Access 


Once you have successfully set up Smart Access through your Control Panel, both endpoints have been connected to your NordLayer private gateway, and you have obtained your internal IP address - you can now create network shares from Windows, macOS, or Linux machines.

 

Creating a Share on Windows

You will need to enable file sharing in Windows, as other operating systems cannot access Windows home groups. To do this, open Control Panel and navigate to Network and Sharing > Change advanced sharing settings. Enable Network Discovery and File and printer sharing.

You can also change the following options if you would like to share public folders over the network - without requiring a password.

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Locate the folder you would like to share in Windows Explorer or File Explorer, right-click on it and select Properties. Open up the Sharing tab and use the options there to share a folder and configure its permissions.

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Creating a Share on macOS

You will need to enable network file sharing to share folders on your macOS device. Open System Preferences and select Sharing. Enable File Sharing and click the Options... button here to ensure Share files and folders using SMB is enabled.

Use the Shared Folders column to choose additional folders to share. Use the Users column to choose which users and groups can access and write to them.

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Creating a Share on Linux

Use your desktop’s file manager to share a folder on Linux. Open the file manager, right-click a folder you would like to share, and select Properties. Click the Local Network Share tab and enable Share this folder. If this is the first time you have enabled sharing, you will be prompted to download and install the Samba software — this happens automatically when you provide your password.

Configure your sharing settings after installing the Samba software — be sure to click the Create Share button to start sharing the folder.

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Note: In case you have any questions or are experiencing any issues, please feel free to contact our 24/7 customer support team.


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