Sharing of External Storage (SMB) folder - no share icon

I'm trying to reshare an external storage folder which is mounted to a SMB (samba) server. I am able to access the folder as my own user but when trying to share, it simply says "resharing is not allowed".

I have enabled sharing of the external storage folder by clicking on the gear and selecting 'enable sharing'.

What else do I need todo?


Forgot to mention, I am on version 9.1.1.

$CONFIG = array (
'instanceid' => 'XXXXXXXXXX',
'passwordsalt' => 'XXXXXXXXXX',
'trusted_domains' =>
array (
0 => 'xxxxxxxxx',
1 => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
'datadirectory' => '/var/www/owncloud/data',
'overwrite.cli.url' => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
'dbtype' => 'mysql',
'version' => '',
'dbname' => 'owncloud',
'dbhost' => 'XXXXXXXXX:3306',
'dbtableprefix' => 'oc_',
'dbuser' => 'XXXXXXXXX',
'logtimezone' => 'UTC',
'installed' => true,
'mail_smtpmode' => 'smtp',
'mail_from_address' => 'cloud-admin',
'mail_domain' => 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX',
'mail_smtpauthtype' => 'LOGIN',
'mail_smtpauth' => 1,
'mail_smtphost' => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
'mail_smtpport' => '465',
'mail_smtpname' => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxx',
'mail_smtppassword' => 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
'mail_smtpsecure' => 'ssl',

You can allow resharing via the admin-page. Did you set up the external storage via admin-page or the user's personal page?

My bad, I forgot I didn't attach the screenshot.

I did it from the admin panel and have RTFM.


I also clicked on the 'gear' icon and selected enabled sharing in admin panel. No change.


the configuration looks good so please report a new bug to:

Ahhh, forget it. No need to report a bug:

The drawbacks are that sharing is disabled when this mechanism is in use, as
ownCloud has no access to the storage credentials

I'm attempting to do the same thing, the doc that you posted says:

There is a workaround that allows background file scanning when using Log-in credentials, save in session, and that is using Ajax cron mode. (See Defining Background Jobs.) Be aware that the Ajax cron mode is triggered by browsing the ownCloud Web GUI.

I read that enabling Ajax is a workaround for being able to share files, while using save in session credentials. Does this not work anymore?