How to Create a New User on FreeNAS 11.2

The new FreeNAS 11.2 is a great OS for your home server. It comes with a nice web management UI. Managing your server is fun and easy with this feature. You may install FreeNAS on a dedicated machine or on a virtual machine. The following video tutorial shows how to install FreeNAS 11.2 on Virtualbox.

In this article, I am going to show you how to create a new user on FreeNAS. FreeNAS 11.2 comes with an integrated and easy to use user/group management feature.

Create a New Group in FreeNAS 11.2

  1. Login to FreeNAS Web UI
  2. Go to Accounts >> Group
  3. Click Add button
  4. Enter the new group name and specify some other options.
  5. Click Save

Create a New User in FreeNAS 11.2

  1. Login to FreeNAS web UI
  2. Go to Accounts >> User
  3. Click Add
  4. Enter the new user details including full name, username, password, primary group and some others.
  5. Click Save

You can set the new user as Microsoft Account. By enabling this feature, you can use the user to login from Windows machine when accessing shared folder from FreeNAS server.

That’s it. We have successfully created a new group and a new user in FreeNAS 11.2. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and see you in the next tutorial. Please support us by sharing this article to any of your social media platforms.

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