Hi All, I am a building a centos7 server to use as a NAS but I am having problems with the samba configuration I think). When I browse to the server I can see the share but when I try and connect to it I get the username/password prompt but it just rejects it. For the setup I did the following: - created a linux user account and set the password - created a group and added the user account to it - created a directory to share - changed the share directory ownership to the user account I creaetd - change the share directory group to the datashare group I created - changed the share directory permissions to 770 The smb.conf file is as below: [root@nnnasp01 storage]$ sudo cat /etc/samba/smb.conf [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP netbios name = nas log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u syslog = 0 [share] comment = Movies writable = yes browsable = yes valid users = @shareuser path = /mnt/storage/share create mask = 0660 directory mask = 0770 write list = shareuser force user = shareuser The user/group and directory is as follows: [root@nas storage]$ ls -la total 24 drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Dec 1 21:23 . drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 21 Nov 19 11:45 .. drwx------. 2 root root 16384 Nov 19 11:42 lost+found drwxrwx---. 2 shareuser datashare 4096 Dec 1 21:23 share [root@nas storage]$ cat /etc/passwd | grep shareuser shareuser:x:1001:1002::/home/shareuser:/bin/bash [root@nas storage$ cat /etc/group | grep shareuser datashare:x:1002:shareuser shareuser:x:1001: I cant really understand what is wrong here. For troubleshooting I set added the user to samba (smbpasswd -a shareuser) and I also tried changing the directory permission to 777 as a test but I still get the same issue, so to me is looks like a samba/sharing problem. All I am trying to do is setup a shared directory and required user authentication (username/password) to access it. Can anyone see what I am doing wrong here or have any pointers?