LKBEN10969: Howto add a user to Samba


You do not get some samba share


This is due to configuration of samba


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.

   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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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.