HowTo: OpenMediaVault - Create another user

As soon as you work with OpenMediaVault and use different services and plugins it makes sense to create a new user. This way you can set access rights in a well-dosed way, which ultimately helps to increase security.

How to create a new user using OpenMediaVault is described in the following article.

Safety instructions

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Helpful articles:
Before you start with this article you should have prepared the RaspberryPi so that it is accessible via the network and controllable via SSH.

The following three articles describe what needs to be done to prepare the RaspberryPi:

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 in to the OpenMediaVault web interface.

Click on the "Users" category and...

... then again to the subcategory "Users".

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 screen where you can enter all the details for the new user.

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

As soon as you have configured everything, you must click on "Save" to create the new user name.

You must then confirm the changed configuration by clicking on the check mark in the yellow area and...

... take over another confirmation.

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

More articles related to OpenMediaVault

I have described the many other functions of OpenMediaVault in other articles. There you will also find hints on how to extend the functionality of your OMV installation. These articles are all summarized in the following category.

Have fun with the project

I hope everything worked as described for you. If not or you have questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments. I will then add this to the article if necessary.
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