Airport Extreme Utility: Setting up users?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by njmitchel0, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. njmitchel0 macrumors member

    May 21, 2008
    I just connected an external drive to my airport extreme and would like to setup user accounts.

    I saw something about apple id's but is there a way to make it so that I can assign user names and passwords?

    Also most of the users accessing the drive won't be on the home network.

    I havent a clue what Im doing, any help is greatly appreciated. :confused:
  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)
    If you're using the latest version of Airport (6.3.1 I believe):

    Open Airport (in the Applications/Utilities folder). Select the Airport Extreme and click the Edit button. Click the Disks tab, and for the "Secure Shared Disks" drop-down, pick "With accounts".

    For each user account, click the "+" button and give it a user name, password, and r/w permissions.

    Note: I haven't actually applied these changes to my Time Capsule, so you're on your own from there... !

    Hope that helps some.

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