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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Step 7: Create UNIX User Accounts

Now that your Samba server is live on the network, it’s time to turn your attention back to setting up the shared folder environment. You’ve already created the groups necessary for access to the shared folders, so now it’s time to work on the user accounts.

Each user who needs to access a shared folder must have an individual Linux user account. As you saw in Chapter 17, you can do this with the User Manager:

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Select SystemAdministrationUsers and Groups from the panel menu. This starts the User Manager window. If you are not the root user, it first asks you for the root user password.
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Click the Add User button to create a new user. The Create New User window, shown in Figure 21-6, appears.
Figure 21-6. The Fedora Create New User window.

Enter a username for the new user, along with the user’s full name for documentation purposes. You have to assign a password to the user account, but don’t worry: Samba won’t use this password to authenticate the remote client.
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Add new user accounts for each user who needs access to the shared folders. To create the users defined in the sample share plan, create users fred, wilma, barney, and betty.
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