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OS X StorageAddMountingPoint as standard user

Posted: 04/30/2015 20:20:31
by tagnal (Standard support level)
Joined: 03/18/2008
Posts: 21

I am having an issue with the OS version when I am trying to mount the storage as a Standard user in OS X.

When calling StorageAddMountingPoint(), it returns success, however, the storage object is not mounted.

Everything works fine when I am logged in as an Admin user.

Does FUSE only work with admin users? Am I not setting something properly.
Posted: 04/30/2015 20:56:37
by tagnal (Standard support level)
Joined: 03/18/2008
Posts: 21

I figured out how to configure the FUSE installation.

I ran:
sysctl -w osxfuse.tunables.admin_group=12

Now I am able to mount the storage as a standard user.

Now, to figure out how to set this after installation...
Posted: 05/01/2015 00:37:17
by Alexander Plas (Team)

Thank you for question and answer. Usually OSXFUSE allow any user to add the mounting point.
Posted: 05/01/2015 14:35:30
by tagnal (Standard support level)
Joined: 03/18/2008
Posts: 21

Well, I just realized that this only sets the value for the current kernel session. once the machine is rebooted, it loses the kernel parameter change. It would force the end user to enter admin credentials after every reboot to make this change.

Any other ideas?
Posted: 05/01/2015 14:52:49
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

In general in Unix the procedure of mounting the device is the prerogative of the admin, so it's a possible situation that the OS won't let one create a permanent mounting point by non-admin user.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 05/08/2017 18:46:01
by tagnal (Standard support level)
Joined: 03/18/2008
Posts: 21

I am in the process of updating our software to support FUSE 3.5.8 (current version as of today) due to the fact that the previous version we were using 2.7.x is no longer able to be installed on the current version of OS X (10.12).

The issue with standard users has come up again and unfortunately the above fix no longer works. There were changes to the permissions in /Volumes in OS X 10.12 and FUSE 3.5.0 was modified to address those mounting issues.


This was released in September 2016, and the current version of your SolFS for Mac OS is from January 2016.

Are there any plans to update the Mac OS version to support the changes in OS X 10.12 and FUSE 3.5.x?
Posted: 05/16/2017 07:13:37
by Alexander Plas (Team)


We just have released new official build of SolFS (OS Edition) for macOS. It's built with latest version of OSXFUSE. Could you please upgrade your installation.



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