Creating Samba User

October 22nd, 2006 liewsheng Posted in Admin, smbpasswd, useradd | Hits: 88549 | 14 Comments »

After you have install samba sever, yous still can’t login samba server. You will need create a samba user :

smbpasswd -a username

‘-a’ switch tell smbpasswd we want to add a new user, is the user you want to add. Please take note, username must exist in /etc/passwd file else you will need the use ‘useradd’ to create a user in Linux :

useradd -d /home/username -s /bin/false -n username

This will create a new user with same group name with (told by ‘-n’), but the user can’t login and run any shell command (because you have specfic the login shell is /bin/false by the ‘-s’ switch, if you want allow user to able to login to a shell, replace /bin/false with /bin/sh).

Ok now you have create a new samba user, how about you want delete or disable them? ‘-d’ switch will disable the user to login to samba server:

smbpasswd -d username

If you want to delete a user permanently:

smbpasswd -x username

Hope you guys, happy communicate with Windows ya ;-p

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