I have a Windows Fileserver (SMB), for internal storage. I'm looking for a way to add a Web-interface to expose the fileserver over HTTPS.

The requirements are:

  • Accessible over HTTPS in a standard browser as a Web application.
  • The Web application shall be able to display and modify the content of a SMB-share.
  • Media playback (video and audio) would be great. But download and relying on the browser are ok.
  • Linux or Windows.
  • Open Source

If it is a bad idea to have this setup, please let me know. I can be okay with moving from the Windows file-server SMB platform to another Linux platform.

  • WebDAV?......... – davidgo Nov 12 at 10:46
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    IIS?........... – Chopper3 Nov 12 at 10:57
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    I updated the post. IIS may be a good read-only choice. – Sam Nov 12 at 11:08
  • IIS for R/O access is an overkill and resource hog, but it gets the job done! – RiGiD5 Nov 12 at 12:20
  • It would be amazing to finally have a solution for this problem that includes LDAP support and actually sets the file permissions based on that. Nextcloud etc. only work when the files are owned by www-data. – Tobias Timpe Nov 12 at 13:01

NextCloud has WebDAV functionality / integration and can replicate data between off-site <-> on-premises in the way you want. This is no open source / free software, but you might want to give it a try.


P.S. I have nothing to do with this company, just in case :)

  • Maybe not my choice. Thanks anyway! – Sam Nov 12 at 16:16

Pydio has Web UX for CIFS/SMB shares: https://pydio.com

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    I have seen Pydio specification, but I have not give it a try. Is it worth a try? Are you using it? – Sam Nov 12 at 13:29
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    I am personally not - we use Syncplicity for content sharing, but our company evaluated Pydio for some customers – batistuta09 Nov 12 at 13:40

I guess OwnCloud might be a bit overkill for your needs, but still going to mention it. :)

  • I have been looking in this direction also. Currently I use Seafile as a sync-server, but its currently not connected to the file-server-files. – Sam Nov 12 at 13:28

SMB with encryption directly over the WAN or Internet. Mount the shares with native OS tools.

Microsoft considers Internet transport acceptable for modern SMB.

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