You can add user names and passwords to the Samba password file at any time from a terminal window on the Linux host system. The Samba password file must include entries for all users of the virtual machine who will access the host file system.


  1. Log in to the root account.
  2. Run the Samba password command with the user name to add to the password file.

    For example: smbpasswd -a user_name

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. Log out of the root account.