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LLE10031 : Howto add a user to Samba

Symptom:

You do not get some samba share

Cause:

This is due to configuration of samba

Solution:

To use Samba you need a UNIX account on the Samba server. This is done via the commands adduser <username> and passwd <username>

Once the user has a local account their Samba password can be initalised by:

    smbpasswd -a <username>

The -a switch adds <username> to the Samba password list. Configure the Samba share in the /etc/samba/smb.conf configuration file to allow the new user to browse some shares.

 
[Lubbytest]
   comment = A shared Folder
   path = /export/Lubby/testshare
   valid users = mary <thenewuser>
   public = no
   writable = yes      

You can Use testparm to show your updated share. You need to reload the smb.conf configuration file. This can be done with

/etc/init.d/./samba reload 


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