How to setup a Synology NAS Part 8: Creating User Accounts

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.

For this video we take a look at the process for creating user accounts on your NAS. While the Disk Station Manager (DSM) offers three different methods for creating user accounts. We look at how you can create a user account with the User Creation Wizard.

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 the Create button and choose Create user from the drop down list
  • A wizard will open to help you with the setup of a user account

Note: Even if you do not intent to make your NAS accessible from the internet, it is a good idea to use strong passwords to protect your NAS and any data stored on it. We also recommend that all user accounts are at least 10 characters in length, use a combination of upper and lower case letters, has at least one number in it and has a non-letter character such as ! @ ? $ *

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