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Hi ..I use Debian with Samba installed. I have a group called Sales that has full access to a folder called Reports. 10 users are part of this Sales group. It's been working fine for years then sudenly one user from this group is getting a denied access on this Reports folder. I did not change or add any permissions or groups.

Any ideas?

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by:ibu1
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First remove user from that group and again him to that group
For example I want to remove 'abc' user from the Sales group
# usermod -g abc abc

It will remove abc user from Sales group
Test if the user remove from Sales group
# groups abc
abc:abc

means the primary group for user abc is abc

Than again add the user abc to group Sales
useradd -g Sales abc

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by:ibu1
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Sorry,its
#usermod -g Sales abc
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by:davidndallas
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User 'abc' is on a primary group called 'main' .. this gives them a login script. User 'abc' is also a member of 10 other groups.
I took the user out of the Sales groups then added the user back.
Still not working.

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Any suggestions ??? Anybody????
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Please post the output of the following command:

# id abc
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by:davidndallas
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Here's what I get when I do the "id abc" command:

uid=1356(abc) gid=1060(main) groups=1060(main),1008(sales),1015(dept)

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by:infleadorix
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Please post the output of the same 'id' command with another user that you know can access the share.

Please post the output of the command:  ls -ldn /path/to/Reports

Might be helpful to also post the Reports share definition in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file.

Have you tried running 'smbpasswd -e abc' as root?

What version of Samba are you running?
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by:davidndallas
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Resolved the problem .. the user is on 35 other groups .. when I started deleting her off the other groups, the permissions started working. Looks like I can only go up to 32 groups.

Thanks for everybody's responses.
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