Default Administrator Account

The admin user account is the default administrator account. It can configure settings, create users, and install applications. You cannot delete this account. To prevent malicious actors from compromising your system due to easy passwords, QNAP strongly recommends changing the default admin password, creating another administrator account or logging in with an existing admin account, and disabling the default admin account. A new administrator account can perform the same actions as the default administrator account.

The default admin account must be enabled in two specific scenarios. First, if you want to access the QNAP turbo NAS via Secure Shell (SSH) or Telnet, and second, if you're going to access Console Management.