[Samba] Samba4 creating users

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Sep 3 17:25:07 UTC 2018

On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:09:48 -0400
David Mehler via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm wanting to get samba4 going on my Raspberry Pi so it can act as a
> NAS. The Pi is running the latest Raspian distro and the samba
> installed is 4.5, 8, or 9, don't have that in front of me.

Version 4.5.12-Debian

> From my reading I understood that samba4 did not require each samba
> user to have a Unix account, 

Where did you read that ?

> but when doing
> smbpasswd -a username
> was told that I needed a local account. 

Yes, this correct if you are running Samba as a standalone server and
require authenticated users.

> This is going to be a
> standalone network server, with wins going, clients are win10 machines
> and some android tablets and phones none of them running anything less
> than android 7.x.
> Any suggestions welcome.

Read this:



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