How to create a Samba share that is writable from Windows without 777 permissions?
I have a path on a Linux machine (Debian 8) which I want to share with Samba 4 to Windows computers (Win7 and 8 in a domain). In my
smb.confI did the following:
[myshare] path = /path/to/share writeable = yes browseable = yes guest ok = yes public = yes
I have perfect read access from Windows. But in order to have write access, I need to do
chmod -R 777 /path/to/sharein order to be able to write to it from Windows.
What I want is write access from Windows after I provide the Linux credentials of the Linux owner of
I already tried:
[myshare] path = /path/to/share writeable = yes browseable = yes
Then Windows asks for credentials, but no matter what I enter, it's always denied.
What is the correct way to gain write access to Samba shares from a Windows domain computer without granting 777?
I recommend to create a dedicated user for that share and specify it in
force user(see docs).
Create a user (
shareuserfor example) and set the owner of everything in the share folder to that user:
adduser --system shareuser chown -R shareuser /path/to/share
force userand permission mask settings in
[myshare] path = /path/to/share writeable = yes browseable = yes public = yes create mask = 0644 directory mask = 0755 force user = shareuser
guest okis a synonym for
I had a similar problem and all google searches showed the dirty way to simply use 777. I wanted 775 for my shared folder and I wanted files to be created using my linux "defaultUser", I used also public = yes. Folder was 775, create and dir mask was 775 but in Windows it was not writable and I could not get why. Adding `force user = defaultUser` did the job for me.
I can't get this to work, any time I try to share the directory, I just get a window telling me I need to give "others" write permission in order to share the directory.
I got it, the problem was the location of `smb.conf`. Google and even sambas documentation said the file should be at `/usr/local/samba/lib` but actually it is in `/etc/samba`
@MarkKramer It's a good idea to follow the documents included in your specific Linux distribution because many distros re-organize the files to fit the Linux Foundation's FHS (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard). I recommend reading and searching the docs delivered with your distro because google's not always the best answer, for example you may get info for a different version of the software. Best Regards.