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Samba NT_status_login_failure – Let’s fix it!!

Are you stuck with Samba NT_status_login_failure? We can help you.

This problem occurs mainly due to an authentication error.

At Bobcares, we often get requests from our customers regarding samba as part of our Server Management Services.

Today, we’ll see the reasons for this error to occur and how our Support Engineers fix it.


Explore more about samba

Samba is a Freeware program that allows end-users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly shared resources over the internet.

Using samba, Windows users can easily access the services offered by UNIX by Windows users. Also, they access the files and services from UNIX without knowing the source.

Also, the management is mainly through a protocol suite CIFS (Common Internet File System).


How we fix Samba NT_status_login_failure?

Recently, one of our customers approached us with the below error in the screenshot. He received the error when trying to mount the file system.


Samba NT_status_login_failure


Our Engineers tried listing the contents of the remote file system and were successful. However, the error was still persisting.

On further checking, our Support Engineers found that the customer was using some special characters in the password. So, we reset the password and tested it.

Finally, we were able to mount the file successfully.

In another case, a customer came with the same error. On analyzing, we found that the customer was trying to log on to the SMB client using AD authentication on Linux.

In this case, we confirmed that the security settings and workgroups are properly set in the samba configuration file (smb.conf). We found that the customer was using the below command.

$smbclient -L myhost -user workgroup

But it was showing the same error again. So we made some changes to the command. We tried adding DOMAIN/ before the user for specifying the domain and –W option for specifying the workgroup. The command was something as below.

$smbclient -L myhost -U DOMAIN/user -W workgroup

Finally, this fixed the error.


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In conclusion, we’ve discussed in detail on SAMBA and saw how our Support Engineers find the cause and fix the Samba NT_status_login_failure error.


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