20.7.2. Share-Level Security

20.7.2. Share-Level Security

With share-level security, the server accepts only a password without an explicit username from the client. The server expects a password for each share, independent of the username. There have been recent reports that Microsoft Windows clients have compatibility issues with share-level security servers. Samba developers strongly discourage use of share-level security.

In smb.conf, the security = share directive that sets share-level security is:

[GLOBAL] 
... 
security = share 
...

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