How do I create user accounts and permissions on my Synology NAS?

Create user accounts and permissions on Synology NAS

To create user accounts and define their permissions on your Synology NAS, follow these steps:

Step 1: Accessing the Control Panel

1. Open a web browser and enter the IP address or hostname of your Synology NAS.
2. Enter your login credentials to access the control panel.

Step 2: Creating User Accounts

1. In the control panel, navigate to "User & Group" or "User" section, depending on the version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) you are using.
2. Click on "Create" or "+ Create" to add a new user account.
3. Fill in the necessary details such as username, password, and description for the user account.
4. Optionally, you can assign the user to an existing user group or create a new group.
5. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 3: Setting User Permissions

1. On the next screen, you can select the applications and services that the user can access.
2. Toggle the switches to enable or disable specific permissions for each application/service.
3. For advanced permissions, click on the "Advanced Permissions" button.
4. In the advanced permissions settings, you can configure folder access, privilege levels, and other specific permissions.
5. Click "Next" to proceed.

Step 4: Configuring Shared Folders Access

1. On the shared folders settings page, you can choose which shared folders the user can access and their level of access.
2. Toggle the switches to enable or disable read/write/delete permissions for each shared folder.
3. You can also set a quota for the user's storage space if needed.
4. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 5: Confirming User Account Creation

1. Review the summary of user account settings on the confirmation page.
2. If everything is accurate, click "Apply" or "Finish" to create the user account.
3. The new user account will now be listed in the user management section.

Step 6: Managing and Editing User Accounts

1. To manage or edit existing user accounts, go to the "User & Group" or "User" section in the control panel.
2. Find the desired user account and click on the edit (pencil) icon.
3. Make the necessary changes to the user details, permissions, or shared folder access.
4. Click "Apply" or "OK" to save the changes.

Remember to regularly review and manage user accounts and permissions to ensure the security and access control of your Synology NAS.

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