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

I know the following hints are always a bit annoying and seem unnecessary. But unfortunately, many people who knew it "better" from carelessness lost their eyes, fingers or other things or hurt themselves. In comparison, a loss of data is almost not worth mentioning, but even these can be really annoying. Therefore, please take five minutes to read the safety instructions. Even the coolest project is worth no injury or other annoyance. https://www.nerdiy.de/en/sicherheitshinweise/

Affiliate links / advertising links

The links to online shops listed here are so-called affiliate links. If you click on such an affiliate link and shop via this link, Nerdiy.de receives a commission from the online shop or provider concerned. The price doesn't change for you. If you do your purchases via these links, you will support Nerdiy.de in being able to offer further useful projects in the future. 🙂


Requirements

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:

NumberLink
1xSchraubendreher Set  Bei Amazon kaufen
1xSD Kartenleser  Bei Amazon kaufen

Required material:

NumberLink
1x Raspberry Pi  Bei Amazon kaufen
1x Raspberry Pi Netzteil  Bei Amazon kaufen
1x Raspberry Pi Gehäuse  Bei Amazon kaufen
1x Micro SD Karte 64GB  Bei Amazon kaufen


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

I hope everything worked as described. If not or you have any other questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comments. Also, ideas for new projects are always welcome. 🙂

P.S. Many of these projects - especially the hardware projects - cost a lot of time and money. Of course I do this because I enjoy it, but if you appreciate it that I share these information with you, I would be happy about a small donation to the coffee box. 🙂

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com   

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.