NAS OS 4.x - How To Recover A Lost Password

The NAS OS 4.x Administrator can configure the NAS OS to help users recover a forgotten or lost password.


  • The user must have an email address associated with it under Users.
  • The NAS device must be assigned an email server under Notifications.

Follow the steps below to recover a password:

  1. On the Login page, click "Can’t access your account?" (before NAS OS 4.2) or "Forgot password?" (NAS OS 4.2 and later)

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  1. Enter the Login which can be admin or the user’s name, and type in the Word verification.

  1. Click Send.

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The NAS Welcome page will prompt that a recovery email has been sent.  The email should arrive in the User's Inbox.

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The email will show as and Seagate email notification: Password Recovery.

  1. Open the email and click on the "Click here" (before NAS OS 4.2) or "Reset Password" (NAS OS 4.2 and after) link.

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The NAS Welcome webpage will open with options to reinitialize your password.

  1. Enter the Login which is the user’s name that you recovered the password for.
  2. Enter a New Password, Re-enter to confirm, and click Send.

You will now be logged in to the NAS OS 4.x Home Page.