How to setup a Synology NAS Part 7: Password Rules and Reviewing Advanced User Account Settings

In this series of video’s we take a look at how you perform the basic setup and configuration of a Synology, Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. The aim of this series of videos is to try and offer a reference point to assist you in the setup of your own NAS.

In this video we review the settings that can be found in the Advanced tab of User. An important element of Advanced, is the rules that govern the passwords that users can use to access their accounts. This is because passwords are one of the main elements that will protect your NAS and the data it stores.

Note: The Administrators account is the most powerful account on your Synology NAS. As you should only ever use your Administrators account when you need to make changes or review settings on your NAS. We recommend that you never use your Administrators account for day to day work. Instead you should create user accounts with the correct access permissions for your and your users.

Quick reference notes:

  • Log into Disk Station Manager using your Administrators credentials
  • From the desktop of DSM select Control PanelUser
  • In the User panel select Advanced

Note: Even if you do not intent to make your NAS accessible from the internet, if is a good idea to use strong passwords to protect your NAS and any data stored on it.

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