HowTo: OpenMediaVault – Create another user

As soon as you work with OpenMediaVault and use various services and plugins, it makes sense to create a new user at some point. In this way, you can set access rights in a well-dosed manner, which ultimately helps to increase security.

The following article describes how you can create a new user using OpenMediaVault.

Safety instructions

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Helpful articles:
Before you start this article, you should have prepared a Raspberry Pi so that it can be reached via the network and controlled via SSH.

The following articles describe what needs to be done to prepare the Raspberry Pi.

In the following lists you will find all the parts you need to implement this article.

Required tool:

1xScrewdriver set  Buy at Amazon
1xSD card reader  Buy at Amazon

Required material:

1x Raspberry Pi  Buy at Amazon
1x Raspberry Pi power supply  Buy at Amazon
1x Raspberry Pi case  Buy at Amazon
1x Micro SD card 64GB  Buy at Amazon

Create users using OpenMediaVault

In order to create a user, you must first log into the OpenMediaVault web interface.

Click on the “Users” category and…

… then again on the subcategory “User”.

In the view that appears, click on the small plus in the upper left corner and…

… on “Create”.

This will take you to the input mask where you can enter all the details for the new user.

Here you should set a username and password. You can also assign the user to a group and store an SSH key for it.

Once you've configured everything, you need to click "Save" to create the new username.

You then have to enable the configuration by clicking on the checkmark in the yellow area and…

… accept another confirmation.

After that, the new user is immediately available. You can then use it, for example, as a user to share folders via the SMB server. You can find information about this, for example, in the article OpenMediaVault – Set up Windows share/SMB server.

More articles related to Open Media Vault

This completes the installation of OMV. I have described the many other functions in other articles. There you will also find information on how to expand the functionality of your OMV installation accordingly. These articles are all grouped into the following categories.

Have fun with the project

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