[Samba] home directory password problem

manish mukherjee manishie at manishie.com
Mon Oct 25 00:58:06 MDT 2010

Hi all,

I just setup samba 3 on centos 5.5, and i'm having some problems with usernames/passwords.  I'm unable to login to my home directory with my username and password.

1. I've done smbpasswd -a to add the username
2. I've done smbpasswd -e to enable the username
3. The unix username and windows username are both manishie
4. The /home/manishie directory permissions are: "drwxr-xr-x  4 manishie manishie"

I can successfully access file or printer shares with the "guest ok = yes" flag.  I cannot login from either windows 7 or from os x to the home directory share, because the password is not accepted.  my smb.conf follows.  Any ideas?



        workgroup = manishienet
        server string = wiggly server

        netbios name = wiggles
        browseable = yes

        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 50

        security = share
;       passdb backend = tdbsam

        local master = yes
        os level = 65
        preferred master = yes

        wins support = yes
        wins proxy = yes

        load printers = yes
        cups options = raw

        printcap name = cups
        printing = cups

        comment = Home Directories
        browseable = yes
        writable = yes
        valid users = %S

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        guest ok = yes
        writable = no
        printable = yes
        browseable = no
        guest ok = yes

        path = /home/tmp
        public = yes
        writable = yes
        printable = no


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