Problem with Samba: "The account is not authorized to login from this

Levent Gündogdu levon at
Fri Jun 18 10:20:07 GMT 1999

Hi Ashvin!

Either use smbpasswd -a [username] [password] to add an encrypted password
to the smbpasswd-file and use encrypted passwords = yes in the smb.conf or
just use NT4_PlainTextPassword.reg, which resides in the docs directory
of the samba distribution.

Let me know if it helped.

Bye, Levent

> I am having a problem configuring Samba to work with my NT mahcines. I
> can see the linux server from my NT machines. Under security=user, when
> I attempt to browse the linux machine's shares, it asks for a username
> and password, and then fails, telling me "The account is not authorized
> to login from this station." If I set security = share, I can browse the
> shares, but when I try and open my home directory, it gives me the same
> error. All this is using the default smb.conf (that came with RedHat
> 5.1) except for a change in the workgroup name.

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