ISCSI Connection Security

The description below applies to non Intel-based NAS models running firmware version 3.3.0 or later and Intel-based NAS models running firmware version 3.2.0 or later only.


You can create LUN masking policy to configure the permission of the iSCSI initiators which attempt to access the LUN mapped to the iSCSI targets on the NAS. To use this feature, click “Add a Policy” under “ADVANCED ACL”.


Enter the policy name, the initiator IQN, and assign the access right for each LUN created on the NAS.

Read-only: The connected initiator can only read the data from the LUN.
Read/Write: The connected initiator has read and write access right to the LUN.
Deny Access: The LUN is invisible to the connected initiator.


If no LUN masking policy is specified for a connected iSCSI initiator, the default policy will be applied. The system default policy allows read and write access from all the connected iSCSI initiators. You can click (Edit) on the LUN masking list to edit the default policy.


Note: Make sure you have created at least one LUN on the NAS before editing the default LUN policy.


Hint: How do I find the initiator IQN?

Start Microsoft iSCSI initiator and click “General”. You can find the IQN of the initiator as shown below.

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