How can I add Password security to Media Server Folders?

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How can I add Password security to Media Server Folders?

Unread post by Kushan* » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:11 pm

Hello all,

I am sure this is an obvious one however this has completely eluded myself! I have the Synology Disk Station DS411J running DSM 5.1-5004. On this I have created 3 Shared folders which Windows 8.1 can pick up as a Media Server. When accessing this I can see everything in these folders. It does not ask me for a password when it should do so. I have placed credentials on these shared folders so that only the local admin on the Synology can access these folders. When typing \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx into the explorer address bar it of course asks for these credentials. Within the 'My Network places' These folders are set to hidden. Guest is disabled. So I am baffled at how Windows can see these folders and access them without these credentials!?

Can anyone assist in telling me how to password protect these shared folders via the Media Server discovery on Windows?

Thanks in Advance!

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Re: How can I add Password security to Media Server Folders?

Unread post by HarryPotter » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:44 am

You cant.
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Re: How can I add Password security to Media Server Folders?

Unread post by Kushan* » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:55 am

Really? This is such a big security risk in my eyes. If someone hacks my wifi, they can get access to these folders without any trouble..

How can I disable these folders from being seen?

Thanks for the help thus far!

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Re: How can I add Password security to Media Server Folders?

Unread post by SergeS » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:59 am

Kushan* wrote:Really? This is such a big security risk in my eyes. If someone hacks my wifi, they can get access to these folders without any trouble..

How can I disable these folders from being seen?

Thanks for the help thus far!
You can turn off your media server and use some other protocols like smb/nfs (or even ftp/dav) to access these folders.

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Re: How can I add Password security to Media Server Folders?

Unread post by zulmas » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:05 pm

Try this solution, however it's not convinient:
login to DSM and open (according to DSM 5.1 update 4 on DS213j)
Start => Multimedia Server
last position on menu "..something.. DMA" (?compliance?)
3rd checkbox: (check it) limit (restrict) access to new multimedia devices
press the button below, there You should see a list of detected (known) devices by their MAC number (a number assigned to device's network interface wire/less) and IP. However IP is not important if you have DHCP (it may change), MAC addresses won't (should not) change. You can enable or disable access based on MAC address.
I said it's not covinient because, you have to manually allow EVERY device you want grant acces through DLNA, so it may require _some_ work. But it's more safe solution if your network is not trust-full.

Cheers Chris.

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