Ubuntu: Samba fails to add a user entry, how do I fix this?



Question:

I was configuring Samba and tried to add a domain user, but it returns this:

failed to add entry for the user student  

These are the commands I've done so far:

frigate@frigate-desktop:~$ su   Password:   root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# nano /etc/samba/smb.conf   root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# groupadd -g 201 machines  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# mkdir -m 0775 /home/ntlogon  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# mkdir /home/samba /home/samba/profiles  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# chmod 1755 /home/samba/profiles/  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# useradd -m test  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# passwd test  Enter new UNIX password:   Retype new UNIX password:   passwd: password updated successfully  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# smbpasswd -a test  New SMB password:  Retype new SMB password:  Added user test.  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# smbpasswd -a root  New SMB password:  Retype new SMB password:  Added user root.  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# smbpasswd -a student  New SMB password:  Retype new SMB password:  Failed to add entry for user student.  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# smbpasswd -a student  New SMB password:  Retype new SMB password:  Failed to add entry for user student.  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# smbpasswd -a stu  New SMB password:  Retype new SMB password:  Mismatch - password unchanged.  Unable to get new password.  root@frigate-desktop:/home/frigate# smbpasswd -a stu  New SMB password:  Retype new SMB password:  Failed to add entry for user stu.  

How can I add this user to Samba?


Solution:1

You need to create a UNIX user named student before you create a samba user named student.


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