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

To create user accounts and set permissions on your QNAP NAS, follow these steps:


Create User Accounts:

- Open the QTS administration interface on your NAS.
- Go to "Control Panel" and click on "User" under the "Privilege Settings" section.
- Click the "Create" button to open the user creation form.
- Fill out the required details such as username, full name, password, and email address.
- Specify the user group to which the account should belong (e.g., administrators, users).
- Set the user quota, if necessary, to limit the amount of storage space the user can consume.


Assign Permissions:

- In the user management interface, locate the user account you wish to manage and click on the "Edit" icon.
- In the user settings page, switch to the "Permissions" tab.
- Here, you can assign specific permissions for the user on shared folders or applications.
- To grant access to a shared folder, click the "Folder Permissions" button and select the desired folder(s) from the list.
- Choose the access rights for the selected folder(s) (e.g., read-only, read-write, deny).
- If necessary, you can also set application permissions for services like FTP, WebDAV, or other installed apps.


Apply Advanced Settings:

- Optional advanced settings include enabling quota management, folder encryption, or allowing remote connections.
- For quota management, enable the "Enable Quota" option on the "Quota" tab and set storage limits.
- To encrypt shared folders, go to the "Encryption" section and enable it for selected folders.
- If you want to allow remote access, enable the necessary options in the "Remote Access" section and configure settings accordingly.


Save and Apply Changes:

- After configuring user accounts and permissions, click "Apply" to save the changes.
- The NAS will apply the new settings, and the user will be able to access shared folders based on the assigned permissions.

Remember to regularly review and update user accounts and permissions to maintain secure access to your QNAP NAS.

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