About Persistent Passwords

Interactions with an SMB file server require authentication. For instance, when you view the shares available on a server or you try to mount a share on your system, the transaction is authenticated.

You can supply the password each time that you make a connection to the server, or you can store a persistent password to be automatically used for these transactions.


A persistent password is not needed when Kerberos is configured on the client and server and you have a Kerberos ticket-granting ticket (TGT). In such configurations, you can view and mount shares without specifying a password.