Synology Photo Station 6: Users can’t access album

Got a new Synology DS115j since the Buffalo Malaysia doesn’t support or provide assist on my Buffalo Linkstation Pro LS-VL that got HDD bad sector problem. Very happy about the new NAS, the interface (DiskStation Manager 5.1) is simple and strong to perform most of the tasks you need.

Synology DiskStation - DS115j

One problem i faced when tried to access Photo Station 6 with created users account other than admin. It happens on browser, both Android DS photo+ and iOS DS Photo+. With admin account, i could access and view all the photos once launch the application. But with other accounts, it shows blank, not a single photo was display.

Tried to check user permission on DSM’s Control Panel -> User -> Edit -> Applications, all the applications such as “Download Station” and “Video Station” are there, except Photo Station. In my opinion, this happen because Photo Station designed differently, unlike others that launched within DSM itself, Photo Station launched in another window, therefore it is not included in the DSM permission control.

Photo Station 6

It appear Photo Station got it’s own setting for the permission control, here are steps to solve the problem:

i) log into DSM interface
ii) click on main menu button on top right
iii) select and launch Photo Station
iv) in Photo Station interface, click on “Settings”
v) click on “Groups” at the left column
vi) select “users”, click “Edit”
vii) click “Assign Privileges”
viii) what i did is tick/check on “Browse Album” and “Upload Files”

Synology Photo Station 6 Settings

For more information, refer Synology forum thread: Photo Station – Users cannot login