Ubuntu 18.04: Install samba for SMB server

Table of Contents

1 Install samba

Install samba with apt.

$ sudo apt install -y samba

2 pdbedit

Add user access to samba with pdbedit. This user must be exists in Linux. If user added by pdbedit does not exist, you need to add user with useradd.

$ sudo useradd -m hiroom2

This article adds hiroom2 with pdbedit.

$ sudo pdbedit -a hiroom2new password:retype new password:

-t option reads password from stdout.

$ yes “${PASSWD}” | sudo pdbedit -a hiroom2 -t

3 /etc/samba/smb.conf

This article show how to share home directory for each user and share directory with multiple user.

Please reboot smbd and nmbd after editing smb.conf.

$ sudo systemctl restart smbd nmbd

3.1 Share home directory for each user

Share home directory for each user added by pdbedit.

$ cat <<EOF | sudo tee -a /etc/samba/smb.conf[homes] comment = Home Directories browseable = no read only = no valid users = %SEOF

3.2 Share directory with multiple user.

Share permission 0777 directory with multiple user adde by pdbedit.

$ cat <<EOF | sudo tee -a /etc/samba/smb.conf[share] comment = Share directory path = /var/lib/share read only = no guest only = no guest ok = no share modes = yesEOF

Change /var/lib/share’s permission to 0777.

$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/share$ sudo chmod 0777 /var/lib/share

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