Ubuntu – How to connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password


I have a samba share on my LAN that requires a username and password to obtain write access (otherwise it defaults to read-only).

I can't figure out where in the Unity desktop I can connect to the share and be prompted for my login credentials. I can mount the drive, of course, but then I'm browsing as a guest (read-only).

What gives?

Best Answer

In top menu of the file browser click Go>Location and enter smb://user@host/sharename. You will then be prompted to enter a password.