All groups exist and the users are in their belonging defined group.

comment = Home Directories
admin users = @admin
browseable = no
read only = no
create mask = 0750

(Users can't write in their homes. Why?)

comment = pi Home Folder
valid users = @admin
write list = @admin
path = /home/pi
read only = no
browseable = yes

(Users from admin group have no write rights. Why?)

comment = files
valid users = danny
path = /home/danny/personal
read only = no
browseable = no

(User danny has no write access.)

comment = Download Folder
valid users = @users
write list = @admin
path = /home/danny/downloads
read only = no
guest ok = no

(Admins should have write access but they haven't got it.)

Could you help me analyze the problem here?


For Admins :
1. All Admin users should be added to the write list i.e. @admin.
2. All Admin users should be added to the valid users i.e. @users.
3. Set correct group permission on the writable directories.
4. Set password using "smbpasswd"

Don't forget to set the Selinux Context and Boolean if Selinux is enabled

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  • I that and it still doesnt work :_ – infected Aug 13 '14 at 12:50
  • What error are you getting? Unable to login, or unable to access share, or unable to access home dir? – Rituraj Aug 13 '14 at 12:56
  • i cant write to any shares as user of the admin grp – infected Aug 13 '14 at 13:30
  • Is selinux enabled??? Set correct selinux context. You don't have permission to write the group or directory. Check that. – Rituraj Aug 13 '14 at 15:40

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