Connect to a File Server with a Specific Username (macOS)

 


To connect to an SMB file server using a different username, you can use this procedure:

  1. In the Finder, choose the Go menu, then select Connect to Server.

     

  2. Type the network address for the computer or server in the Server Address field in the following format:
    smb://username:*@server.name
  3. The ” * ” is to trigger the server login window for your SMB server, so that the password for the username account can be entered.
  4. Click the Connect button.
  5. Enter the desired username and password when prompted:
    Username: username
    Password: The current account password for username