This to me is one of the big things missing from the DroboShare NAS solution - one username/password is hopeless when wanting to share a drive as potentially large as Drobo across a network. I’m surprised that Jennifer hasn’t included any update to what DRI are doing about this in her reply - it’s a feature that every other NAS out there has from years back, and is something I’m sure could be included in the Linux code within the Share.
As you have suggested, I have my Drobo connected to a Mac Mini via FW in order to share the drive & folders across my network. File permissions are handled by the Mac. Have ditched the DroboShare !
There is no update. DroboShare was not designed for multiple user accounts. It was designed to make your drobo a network drive for users who do not know how to network their computers and enable file sharing of attached drives. In other words: The DroboShare network device simply allows your Drobo to be seen by the network so other computers and users can access, move data to/from Drobo.
If you would like to add it as a feature request, then by all means, please open a support case and input your feature request.