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Access to Samba shares fail with NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL

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SUSE Enterprise Storage 5


After configuring a Samba export via CephFS, attempting to access the share using "smbclient" fails with:

tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL


Update the "usr.sbin.smbd" AppArmor profile to allow read access to the Ceph related files by taking the following steps:

Edit "/etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.smbd" and add the following two lines:

 /etc/ceph/ceph.conf r,
 /etc/ceph/<> r,

Save the file and then reload AppArmor with:

# systemctl reload apparmor


The default AppArmor profile does not allow read access to the required "/etc/ceph/ceph.conf" and "/etc/ceph/<generated_samba_keyring_file>" files.

Additional Information

Looking at "/var/log/messages" the following AppArmor related messages will be logged:

2018-12-10T18:30:17.176296+01:00 serverX kernel: [527457.907974] audit: type=1400 audit(1544463017.052:155): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/smbd" name="/etc/ceph/ceph.conf" pid=233702 comm="smbd" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0
2018-12-10T18:32:38.320297+01:00 serverX kernel: [527599.048681] audit: type=1400 audit(1544463158.188:207): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/smbd" name="/etc/ceph/ceph.client<ins_samba_gw_keyring_name>" pid=233913 comm="smbd" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0

Note that the mentioned additional entries are the minimum required, it may be needed to make additional adjustments to the AppArmor profile. For more information on AppArmor see the online SLES 12 Security Guide documentation.


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  • Document ID:7023574
  • Creation Date: 11-Dec-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Enterprise Storage

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