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Access to /photo for non-administrator

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:51 am
by b00134n
Hi all. I'm trying to set up my camera to automatically upload pictures to my DS916. I have everything mostly working, but am currently uploading photos into an "/ftp/photo" folder and would really like to get them into "/photo" so that they appear in Photo Station.

Unfortunately, the "upload" user that I created (for security) does not have access to the "/photo" folder as a member of the Users group. When I try to change the folder permissions using "control panel -> shared folder -> photo -> edit -> permissions" -- there is an overlay instructing me to manage the permissions from within Photo Station. So, I go to Photo Station and confirm that all of the privileges possible (browse album, upload files, manage) are assigned to the "upload" account via "Settings -> User Accounts -> Edit".

What am I missing here? It must be possible to access the "/photo" folder as a non-administrator. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it! :)

Re: Access to /photo for non-administrator

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:23 pm
by HarryPotter
Do not use the system group "users" for permission settings. Create your own groups.

Re: Access to /photo for non-administrator

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:44 pm
by b00134n
HarryPotter wrote:Do not use the system group "users" for permission settings. Create your own groups.

Thanks for the reply. I just tried to create a new user group and the permissions are all grayed out for /photo and cannot be changed in the "Assign shared folder permissions" dialogue of the Group Creation WIzard.

Re: Access to /photo for non-administrator

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:47 pm
by HarryPotter
Disable all permissions for the system group "users" (nothing should be ticked there).

Re: Access to /photo for non-administrator

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 pm
by b00134n
HarryPotter wrote:Disable all permissions for the system group "users" (nothing should be ticked there).

Nothing is ticked there. I created an "upload" group and recreated the "upload" user, but have the same problem as before.

Re: Access to /photo for non-administrator

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:52 am
by b00134n
In case anyone else is having this issue, I received a response from Synology support. Apparently it is not possible to fix this issue with Photo Station installed. I was able to resolve things by uninstalling Photo Station, changing "/photo" permissions for the "upload" user and then reinstalling Photo Station. Thanks for trying to help, HarryPotter.