Business Storage Rackmount NAS - How to create a user using NAS OS 3

Provides instructions for creating a user for the Rackmount NAS device.

Please follow this procedure to create a user for your Business Storage Rackmount NAS:

  1. Access the administrator's page of the Rackmount NAS by launching the Seagate Network Assistant and pressing the Web access to the NAS OS Dashboard button, or by typing the IP address of the device in the address bar of a web browser.
  2. On the left sidebar under Users and Shares, select Users.
    The Users interface will display in the center of the screen.
  3. Click on the Add User button.
    Fill out the form for a Login Name (User Name) and choose a password.

    You also have the option to choose whether the user will get email notifications for the device. Standard users do not receive the same notifications as administrators. A valid SMTP server must be added on the Support page for email notifications.

    Check the box labeled Administrator account if the user will share administrator rights to the NAS.
  4. Once you have added the new user, it displays in the list of users to the right.
    To assign permissions to certain shares, move your mouse over the user for which you want to set permissions and click on the Edit button on the right.
    Click on Shares in the drop-down menu.
  5. The name of the user displays in the table.
    In the box to the left, the available Shared folders on the NAS will be displayed.
    To provide access to a share, pass the mouse to the far right of the user's row to make the Edit dropdown menu visible. Select Shares.
    If the user needs full access and modify access on the share, place the share in the Read + Write access box.
    If the user only needs to see the contents of the shares without modifying anything, place the share in the Read Access box.