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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to share group folders with read/write permissions (Authentication=Yes)?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to install Samba Server for files/folders sharing service?
  3. sudo mkdir /home/group
    sudo chmod 777 /home/group/
    sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
  4. Find this line
    ...
    ;   security = user
    ...
  5. Replace with the following lines
       security = user
       username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
  6. Append the following lines at the end of file
    [Group]
       comment = Group Folder
       path = /home/group
       public = yes
       writable = yes
       valid users = system_username1 system_username2
       create mask = 0700
       directory mask = 0700
       force user = nobody
       force group = nogroup
  7. Save the edited file (sample)
  8. Read How to add/edit/delete network users?
  9. sudo testparm
    sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
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