Add/remove a Samba user or change its password - smbpasswd

Add/remove a Samba user or change its password. Samba users must have an existing local Unix account. More information: https://manned.org/smbpasswd.8.

  • Change the current user’s SMB password:

smbpasswd

  • Add a specified user to Samba and set password (user should already exist in system):

sudo smbpasswd -a {{username}}

  • Modify an existing Samba user’s password:

sudo smbpasswd {{username}}

  • Delete a Samba user (use pdbedit instead if the Unix account has been deleted):

sudo smbpasswd -x {{username}}