Specifying a user to synoacltool

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Specifying a user to synoacltool

Unread post by roarkh » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:38 pm

Hi everyone, I'm having a devil of a time figuring out how to use synoacltool, I'm wondering if there is any sort of documentation somewhere including examples beyond what the built-in help has?

Specifically I'm having trouble specifying user names at the moment.

For example, if I use "synoacltool -get /volume1/File_Share" it returns...
[0] user:backup:allow:rwxpdDaARWc--:fd-- (level:0)
[1] user:DOMAIN\administrator:allow:rwxpdDaARWc--:fd-- (level:0)
[2] user:admin:allow:rwxpdDaARWc--:fd-- (level:0)
This seems to show me the format for user names (user:admin for example). So, as a test let's say I want to pull the permissions for the user admin out of the same share, according to the documentation I think the command should be...
synoacltool -get-perm /volume1/File_Share user:admin
but if I type that I'm told "(synoacltool.c, 725)No such user". I'm having the same problem using the add command, no matter what user I try I'm told "No such user".

Can anyone tell me what I'm missing when it comes to specifying user names to synoacltool?

Thank you.

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Re: Specifying a user to synoacltool

Unread post by roarkh » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:28 pm

I discovered a couple issues that were contributing to my issue.

1. At least in many cases synoacltool needs to be run by root, so needs a "sudo" in front of it.
2. When specifying a username for a domain account you need to use the "\" character, however that has a special meaning in the shell. Replacing "\" with "\\" solved that problem for me. So, for example, a domain user would need to be written as DOMAIN\\username

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