[Samba] Unable to see home dir

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Oct 13 09:00:25 UTC 2021

On Wed, 2021-10-13 at 04:27 -0400, Rob Campbell via samba wrote:
> I am able to ssh user at localhost with the samba user I created from
> any
> computer with a working and related smb.conf.  ssh 
> sambauser at localhost  If
> there is no linux account it creates the home directory but it
> doesn't
> allow the user to log in.

What creates the homedir ? SSH by itself will not do this, you need to
use pam-mkhomedir.

>   I have to create the user on the local machine.

Well stop doing that, you cannot have the user in /etc/passwd and AD,
the local user will take precedence and have a different ID number.

> I'm not able to have the user local account created when I log in as
> that
> user?  Every computer I have that I want to allow enterprise login
> via
> Gnome

I cannot help you with Gnome, I do not use it.

>  (which I haven't gotten to work yet), I will have to create all the
> users on those computers before people can log in?

No, you need to set up your distro to create the homedir at login, I
could tell you how to do this if you were using Debian, but you are
using fedora and I haven't a clue.

> I am able to smbclient //fs01/Photos -c 'ls' -U sambauser and it will
> show
> me the files and dirs of that share.

I homedir isn't really a share and you need to use 'root preexec' to
run a script to create homedirs if you connect via Samba.

>   I have a share named home and it will
> not allow me to see that.

> [home]
>     comment = Home Directories
>     browseable = yes
>     writable = yes
>     path = /home/%D/%U
>     valid users = %U

Change it to this:

  comment = Home Directories
  browseable = no
  read only = no
  create mask = 0700
  directory mask = 0700
  valid users = %S

Add a line in [global] similar to this:

template homedir = /home/%U

> I've tried setting the path to /home/%U for the user accounts
> that previously had linux ids and I get the same thing
> smbclient //fs01/home -U username -c 'ls'
> Enter INTERNAL\username's password:

The permissions are probably wrong on the share and the user should be
connecting to their own share, not the base.


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