Can't set Samba password

Can't set Samba password

Posted April 21, 2013 at 7:54pm by 9nonnatus · 4030 views
I installed Samba via Cydia, but when I try to configure it through the settings menu, I get the message "Error setting root password (invalid or empty password)". I've tried various passwords of different lengths with different combinations of letters/numbers/symbols or just letters, and so on but I always get the same message. If anyone can tell me what I might be doing wrong, I'd appreciate it.


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lamesteed
lamesteed - August 1, 2013 at 3:01pm
This happens on particular iOS devices running particular iOS version. It happens due to code-signing certificate issue. In order to solve it you need to download all samba executables from you iOS device to Mac. Then sign them with code-signing certificate and copy signed version back to device. See this post as an example on how to sign iOS executables using Mac: www.securitylearn.net/2013/03/29/ios-sqlite3-command-killed9-problem/

Samba executables that you have to sign are located under following folders:
/usr/samba/sbin/
/usr/samba/bin/

Once signed, your samba app should start working normally.
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