Ubuntu: samba is not working (can't connect)


I want to have a shared folder using Samba and this folder should be protected by an username-password combination (kind of usual actually). What I've done so far:

  1. Installed samba (was already installed)
  2. useradd -m -g users sambauser
  3. passwd sambauser
  4. smbpasswd -a sambauser

My configuration file:

    [global]     workgroup = WORKGROUP   security = share   share modes = yes     [homes]   comment = Home Directories   browsable = no   read only = no   create mode = 0750     [JanGrimm]   path = /media/JanGrimm   public = no   writable = yes   comment = Jan   printable = no   valid users = sambauser  

JanGrimm is the shared folder in media, so the path of my shared folder is /media/JanGrimm

So, I've restarted the samba service and then tried to map the network drive under Windows (10):

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Prompting for credentials:

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Connecting now:

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After some time, it prompts me again:

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It obviously doesn't matter what I am entering, it is just not working. For my tries, I disabled the firewall of the server. What is wrong with that? I just can't get around..


I'm on Windows10 and we are using the following working samba config

[global]       workgroup = WORKGROUP     server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)     netbios name = FileServer     wins support = yes     dns proxy = no       name resolve order = lmhots host wins bcast       interfaces = eth0     bind interfaces only = yes         log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m     max log size = 1000       syslog = 0       panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d         server role = standalone server     passdb backend = tdbsam     obey pam restrictions = yes     unix password sync = yes       passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u     passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .       pam password change = yes     map to guest = bad user       usershare allow guests = yes    [printers]     comment = All Printers     browseable = no     path = /var/spool/samba     printable = yes     guest ok = no     read only = yes     create mask = 0700    # Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable  # printer drivers  [print$]     comment = Printer Drivers     path = /var/lib/samba/printers     browseable = yes     read only = yes     guest ok = no    [MY_SHARE]      writeable = yes      path = <your/File/Path>      comment = Fileserver      guest account = <validUser>      wide links = no      security = user  

Maybe it helps you finding a solution. Note that especially in the global section your config seems very short to me


This is very strange in Windows 10: if you use the same userid/password on your windows machine as on the samba server, actually, you do not need to provide a password.
For instance, if your are known in Windows as 'userw' with password 'xyz' and defined exactly the same user and password in samba, when your are prompted for userid/passwd on Windows 10, just enter the userid without entering any password. That will do the trick.

Note that if you enter a password even the correct one, the connection will fail.

Also make sure that the domain you connect to is 'WORKGROUP', as per your config file.

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