SAM-FS / QFS
Adding a SAMBA user
Apr 22, 2013
This is a short how-to post to provide simple steps to add users to a SAMBA environment.
create a UNIX user on the server, with the same name as the user’s 'Active Directory' domain login:
Associate 2 groups to user as part of this they should have at least 2 groups associated with the user account:
samba group to be able to access the samba share
the appropriate application group for access to the particular directory (ie: revenue)
of the account needs to be low value.
Once the UNIX user is added, the samba user should be added. (use webmin, or cli, the choice is yours)
Set samba password
# smbpasswd –a <username>
this prompts for a password which can be blank as samba authenticates against the user’s active directory account and not the UNIX account
On the windows client, you'll need to map the network drive when the users logs in.
User will need to log off and back on again, and the share should be mapped.