This is still an issue in yesterday's build of 18.04
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nautilus-share broken with libpam-smbpass removed
Status in nautilus-share package in Ubuntu:
Package libpam-smbpass is removed from 16.04 archives because of bug
This makes nautilus-share very confusing since you won't be able to access
the shares if they are set with authentication.
Users might be stuck thinking file sharing simply doesn't work because of
Perhaps nautilus-share should have a dialog explaining that a samba password
has to be set or have it only with guest access for shares unless the issue
with libpam-smbpass is fixed and back in archive.
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