I can set the Raspberry Pi to samba share a specific folder for any user without any password and this works well. However I want to do the following I have not found a method to do this:
1. I need to have a common folder which I want to share.
2. I need 5 users to be able to login, each with a unique userid and password to be able to access this shared folder.
3. To create a samba users and passwords I find that I have to first create them as a Raspberry Pi user, which then creates their own home folder (containing the initial bash file, etc) which is also shared, which I do not want.
I know that the password for the samba user does not have to be the same as the password for the Raspberry Pi, however, I do not want these users to also be a Raspberry Pi user because they will know a userid of a user able to get into the Raspberry Pi and could repeatedly try to break password.
4. I simply want to create 5 samba users with their own userid and password, without them having to be a Raspberry Pi user.
5. In additional and if possible, I would like to set 2 users to be able to to r/w/delete the folder's files, and 3 users who can only read the folder's files.
Having looked at the docs and looked through the forum it appears that a samba user must also be a Raspberry Pi user.
Does anyone know of a method to overcome that limitation to allow me to create samba users with specific privelidges, without them also being a Raspberry Pi user.
Thanks for looking