QNAP Turbo NAS Software User Manual

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The NAS has created the following users by default:

admin: The administrator "admin" has full access to system administration and all shared folders. It cannot be deleted.
guest: This is a built-in user and will not be displayed on the "User Management" page. A guest does not belong to any user group. The login password is "guest".
anonymous: This is a built-in user and will not be shown on the "User Management" page. When you connect to the server by FTP, you can use this name to login.

 

The number of users you can create on the NAS varies according to the NAS models. If your NAS models are not listed, please visit http://www.qnap.com for details.

Maximum number of users

NAS models

1,024

TS-110, TS-210

2,048

TS-112, TS-119, TS-119P+, TS-212, TS-219P+, TS-410, TS-239 Pro II+, TS-259 Pro+

4,096

TS-412, TS-419P+, TS-410U, TS-419U, TS-412U, TS-419U+, SS-439 Pro, SS-839 Pro, TS-439 Pro II+, TS-459U-RP/SP, TS-459U-RP+/SP+, TS-459 Pro+, TS-459 Pro II, TS-559 Pro+, TS-559 Pro II, TS-659 Pro+, TS-659 Pro II, TS-859 Pro+, TS-859U-RP, TS-859U-RP+, TS-809 Pro, TS-809U-RP, TS-879 Pro, TS-1079 Pro, TS-879U-RP, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-1279U-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-269 Pro, TS-269L, TS-469 Pro, TS-469L, TS-569 Pro, TS-569L, TS-669 Pro, TS-669L, TS-869 Pro, TS-869L, TS-251, TS-451, TS-651, TS-851, TS-253 Pro, TS-453 Pro, TS-653 Pro, TS-853 Pro, SS-453 Pro, SS-853 Pro.

 

The following information is required to create a new user:

Username: The username is case-insensitive and supports multi-byte characters, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. The maximum length is 32 characters. The invalid characters are: " / \ [ ] : ; | = , + * ? < > ` '
Password: The password is case-sensitive. It is recommended to use a password of at least 6 characters.

 

Creating a User

 

To create a user on the NAS, follow the steps below:

1.Go to "Control Panel" > "Privilege Settings" > "Users".
2.Click "Create" > "Create a User".
3.Follow the instructions of the wizard to complete the details.

 

Creating Multiple Users

 

To create multiple users on the NAS, follow the steps below:

1.Go to "Control Panel" > "Privilege Settings" > "Users".
2.Click "Create" > "Create Multiple Users".
3.Click "Next".
4.Enter the name prefix, e.g. test. Enter the start number for the username, e.g. 0001 and the number of users to be created, e.g. 10. The NAS creates ten users named test0001, test0002, test0003…test0010. The password entered here is the same for all the new users.
5.Select to create a private shard folder for each user or not. The shared folder will be named after the username. If a shared folder of the same name has already existed, the NAS will not create the folder.
6.Specify the folder settings.
7.You can view the new users created in the last step. Click "Finish" to exit the wizard.
8.Check that the users have been created.
9.Check that the shared folders have been created for the users.

 

Importing/Exporting Users

 

You can import users to or export users from the NAS with this function.

 

Exporting users

Follow the steps below to export users from the NAS:

1.Go to "Control Panel" > "Privilege Settings" > "Users".
2.Click  "Create" > "Import/Export Users".
3.Select the option "Export user and user group settings".
4.Click "Next" to download and save the account setting file (*.bin). The file can be imported to another NAS for account setup.

 

Importing users

Before you import users to the NAS, make sure you have backed up the original users settings by exporting the users. Follow the steps below to import users to the NAS:

1.Go to "Control Panel" > "Privilege Settings" > "Users".
2.Click  "Create" > "Import/Export Users".
3.Select "Import user and user group settings". Select the option "Overwrite duplicate users" to overwrite existing users on the NAS. Click "Browse" and select the file (*.txt, *.csv, *.bin) which contains the users information and click "Next" to import the users.
4.Click "Finish" after the users have been created.
5.The imported user accounts will be shown.

 

Note:

The password rules (if applicable) will not be applied when importing the users.
The quota settings can be exported only when the quota function is enabled in "Privilege Settings" > "Quota".

 

The NAS supports importing user accounts from TXT, CSV or BIN files. To create a list of user accounts with these file types, follow the steps below.

 

TXT

1.Open a new file with a text editor.
2.Enter a user's information in the following order and separate them by ",": Username, Password, Quota (MB), Group Name
3.Go to the next line and repeat the previous step to create another user account. Each line indicates one user's information.
4.Save the file in UTF-8 encoding if it contains double-byte characters.

 

Note that if the quota is left empty, the user will have no limit in using the disk space of the NAS.

 

CSV (Excel)

1.Open a new file with Excel.
2.Enter a user's information in the same row in the following order:
oColumn A: Username
oColumn B: Password
oColumn C: Quota (MB)
oColumn D: Group name
3.Go to the next row and repeat the previous step to create another user account. Each row indicates one user's information. Save the file in CSV format.
4.Open the CSV file with Notepad and save it in UTF-8 encoding if it contains double-byte characters.

 

BIN (Exported from the NAS)

The BIN file is exported from a QNAP NAS. It contains information including username, password, quota, and user group. The quota setting can be exported only when the quota function is enabled in "Privilege Settings" > "Quota".

 

Home Folders

 

Enable Home Folders to create a personal folder to each local and domain user on the NAS. Users can access their folders "home" via Microsoft networking, FTP, AFP, and File Station. All the home folders are located in the shared folder "Homes", which can only be accessed by "admin" by default.

 

To use this feature, click "Home Folders". Select "Enable home folder for all users" and the disk volume where the home folders will be created in. Click "Apply".

 


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