Creating a Local User

  1. Go to Control Panel > Privilege > Users.

    The Users screen appears.

  2. Click Create, and then select Create a User.

    The Create a User window opens.

  3. Specify the following information:




    Specify a username that contains 1 to 32 characters from any of the following groups:

    • Letters: A to Z, a to z

    • Numbers: 0 to 9

    • Special characters: ~ ! @ # $ ^ & ( ) - _ . { }


    Specify a password that contains 1 to 64 ASCII characters.

    Phone number (optional)

    The information is for your reference and is not used by QTS.

    Email (optional)

    QTS sends a notfication to this email address when the account password is about to expire.

    • SMTP Server: Go to Control Panel > System > Notification > E-mail.

    • Change Password: Go to Control Panel > System > Security.

    • If the SMTP Server and Change Password are not configured, QTS does not use the information.

    • For details, see the QTS User Guide.

    Send a notification mail to the newly created user (optional)

    When selected, QTS sends a message that contains the following information to the specified email address.
    • Username and password

    • URLs for connecting to the NAS

  4. Optional: Add the user to one or more user groups.
    1. Under User Groups, click Edit.
    2. Select one or more user groups.

      QTS provides two default user groups.

      User Group



      Users in this group can configure settings, create users, and install applications.


      Users in this group can only view and modify files.

      This group contains all local user accounts and can be used to grant shared folder permissions to all local user accounts.

    3. Optional: Select Create a User Group.

      For details, see Creating a User Group.

  5. Optional: Specify shared folder permissions for the user.
    1. Under Shared Folder Permission, click Edit.
    2. Specify the actions the user can perform in shared folders.



    RO (read-only)

    The user can read but not write files in the shared folder.

    RW (read/write)

    The user can read and write files in the shared folder.


    The user cannot read or write files in the shared folder.

  6. Optional: Specify the applications the user can access.
    1. Under Edit Application Privilege, click Edit.
    2. Select the applications the user can use.

    QNAP recommends denying access to applications and network services that the user does not require.

  7. Click Create.

QTS creates the user account and then adds it to the Users screen.