Synology DSM User Management

How to manage user accounts on Synology NAS

It’s easy to manage user accounts on Synology NAS. Whether you’re managing five people in a household or 500 in a business, we’re going to run through a few tasks one can carry out in DiskStation Manager. From deleting a user to changing the password, here’s all you need to know.

How to delete a user on Synology NAS

We’ve already gone into detail on how to create a user on Synology NAS, but here we’re going to look at deleting an account.

  1. Go to Control Panel > User & Group > User.
  2. Select the user you wish to delete.
Synology DSM User Management
Deleting a user in Synology DSM 7. (Source: NAS Master)
  1. Click Delete.

How to change user password on Synology NAS

It’s possible to change the password of a user on Synology NAS by following these steps:

  1. Go to Control Panel > User & Group > User.
  2. Select the user you wish to change the password for.
  3. Click Edit.
Synology DSM User Management
Editing user info on Synology DSM 7. (Source: NAS Master)
  1. Click Change Password.
  2. Enter the new password twice for confirmation.
  3. Click Save.

How to change user permissions on Synology NAS

If a user fails to have sufficient permissions (or too many) on a Synology NAS, here’s how to change them:

  1. Go to Control Panel > User & Group > User.
  2. Select the user you wish to change the password for.
  3. Click Edit.
Synology DSM User Management
Managing permissions in Synology DSM 7. (Source: NAS Master)
  1. Click on the Permissions tab.

Here you can switch up the permissions for the user account.

How to transfer admin on Synology NAS

Managing the best NAS can prove demanding, which is why some administration tasks can be delegated to other users. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Control Panel > User & Group > User.
  2. Select the user you wish to delegate admin duties to.
  3. Click Delegate.
Synology DSM User Management
Delegating admin permissions in Synology DSM 7. (Source: NAS Master)
  1. Select Delegated Administration.

You can then select the following:

  • Local user and group management.
  • Directory account and group management.
  • Shared folder management.
  • Access control and management.
  • System monitoring.
  • System service managemnet.
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