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Samba server with no password


We will see how to set up a Samba server on Debian with no password and no authentication.


  • OS : Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
  • samba : 4.9.5


root@host:~# apt-get install samba

Configuring Samba

  • Create a folder share :
root@host:~# mkdir /share root@host:~# chown -R nobody:nogroup /share/ root@host:~# chmod -R 777 /share/
  • Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf file :
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = serv01 security = user map to guest = bad user [share] browseable = yes path = /share read only = no guest ok = yes create mask = 777
  • Configuration check and Restart services
root@host:~# testparm root@host:~# systemctl restart smbd; systemctl restart nmbd
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