enabling only one user to mount external HD

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enabling only one user to mount external HD

Postby vincentm77 » Jan 8th, '19, 22:48

Hi everyone,

I have an external hard-drive, which i want only one user (userA) to be able to mount and to have access (read/write) to.

How can I enable the hard drive to be mounted automatically when it is plugged under a session opened by userA ?
All other users should not be able to mount and/or have any access to the HD.

usually the HD mounts to /externalHD

I have tried to edit fstab but i didn't find a solution yet.

Any help ?

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Re: enabling only one user to mount external HD

Postby benmc » Jan 10th, '19, 02:27

Not something I have done, but I have certainly done the reverse ;) .

when "user A" has the device plugged in, open your file browser /manager, right click the directory for the external device, edit properties / permissions / ownership to allow only the "user A" to have read / write access.
(un)fortunately, anyone with super user access will be able to access and modify any files on that external device.
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