share-level security

Definition of share-level security in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is share-level security?

A mode of security on computers running Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 that protects shared folders and printers using a password. All users use the same password to access the resource, and any user who knows the password has permission to use the resource.

How It Works

Security options for protecting a shared folder using share-level security include

  • Allowing read-only access, with or without a password
  • Allowing full access, with or without a password
  • Specifying one password for read-only access and another for full access

Share-level security is often used in peer-to-peer networks with computers running Windows 95 or Windows 98. Use the Network utility in Control Panel to enable share-level security.

Graphic S-12. The Sharing tab of a folder’s Properties dialog box.

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