# smbpasswd -a linuxsir
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
# ls  /etc/samba
gdbcommands  smb.conf  smb.conf.bak  smbpasswd
# groups  linuxsir
linuxsir : linuxsir my_test_group1
root@debian:/home/debian# cat /etc/group
# cat /etc/samba/smbpasswd

I have add user linuxsir in samba with a password.
1.Why linuxsir is still not in the group sambashare?
2.Why is there nothing in the file /etc/samba/smbpasswd?

1 Answer 1


before smbpasswd, you have to create user in Linux with useradd and then add the user to proper groups with usermod

Adding user to group(s) can be done simultaneously when create the user with useradd

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