I have network server on ubuntu server with Samba. I want to set a password to a specific folder.

Does anybody know how to do this?


You will have to add a new user for that folder with different password ofc.:

Below is an example with user secretuser:

Add user and set password:

useradd secretuser
passwd secretuser

Add samba user:

smbpasswd -a secretuser

Add a user to a Samab share:

[accounts] comment = Accounts data directory
path = /path/to/folder
valid users = user1 user2 secretuser
public = no
writable = yes

Restart the samba:

service smb restart

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