Samba force user Mailing Lists: Welcome! Below is a listing of all the public mailing lists on Click on a list name to get more information about the list, or to subscribe, unsubscribe, and change the preferences on your subscription. Jun 23, 2009 · (20 replies) I've got a bit of a problem with Samba. I just can't work out how to change passwords or remove users. I've just got user security.. lines in smb.conf are: security = user passdb backend = tdbsam I've removed the user using pdbedit, I've removed the unix user, smbpasswd says the user doesn't exist yet I can still connect to the shares. I added the users bart & root to samba to connect. And connect using command K and then smb:// (my samba server). As apache uses www-data as a user and group for the www files I use force user and force group in samba to prevent errors in the rights. However it does force the group www-data, but doesn't force the user. 6.1 Users and Groups. Before we start, we need to warn you up front that if you are connecting to Samba with a Windows 98 or NT 4.0 Workstation SP3, you need to configure your server for encrypted passwords before you can make a connection; otherwise, the clients will refuse to connect to the Samba server. As mentioned earlier in this chapter, Samba has a similar ability to offer user-level security, but that option is Unix-centric and assumes that the authentication occurs via Unix password files. If the Unix machine is part of an NIS or NIS+ domain, Samba authenticates users transparently against a shared password file in typical Unix fashion.