Adding users for samba that dont have a home directory and can't login with SSH.
sudo useradd \ --no-create-home \ --shell /usr/sbin/nologin \ steve
You should see the user like so in the
Set User Password
Then set a password for the user for the first time:
sudo smbpasswd -a $USERNAME
Restart Samba Service
sudo service smbd start
Add Another Share
Add a section like below to the
/etc/samba/smb.conf file. Obviously tweak the values as necessary.
[MyShare] comment = Read only share except for authorized users path = /mydata/mystuff/ public = no guest ok = no read only = yes create mask = 0644 directory mask = 0755 force group = mygroup write list = myname, @mygroup
First published: 24th June 2019