In our previous post, we explored how we can add users for a Synology NAS device. In this post, we will take stock of how many users we have, add users, or remove them altogether. You may also want to edit permissions for existing users. In all cases, you’ll need to have admin access to your Synology DSM.
Follow these steps to explore along:
- Log in to your Synology device, and you will be presented with the DiskStation Manager interface, as shown in Figure 1, below. Click the Control Panel icon, shown highlighted in red within Figure 1.
Figure 1: DiskStation Manager
- Doing so brings up the Control Panel interface, as shown in Figure 2, below. Click the User icon, shown highlighted in red within Figure 2.
Figure 2: Control Panel
- You’ll see the Users screen, as shown in Figure 3, below. Do note that there are specific Edit and Delete buttons available, highlighted in red and blue respectively. There’s also a Create button that we explored in our Add Users on the Synology DS920+ post.
Figure 3: Edit and Delete users
- To change permissions for the user, you first need to select the user. We selected the user called Gobbledygook, as can be seen in Figure 3, above. We then clicked the Edit button.
- This action summons the settings window that you see in Figure 4, below. This window has many tabs, and we are exploring the Permissions tab, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 4. You’ll notice that we have just one shared folder, and this user has no permissions to access this folder.
Figure 4: Permissions for User
- We checked the option to provide Read/Write access to this user, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 5, below. We then clicked the OK button.
Figure 5: Provide permissions
- You can similarly make changes in the other tabs, such as User Groups, Quota, Applications, and Speed Limit.
- To remove a user altogether, you press the Delete button, highlighted in blue within Figure 3, shown previously on this page. You will be shown a warning window, as shown in Figure 6, below. To confirm, press the Delete button.
Figure 6: Remove User
- Your account has still not been deleted because another step is involved. You will have to type in the password for your DSM account, as shown in Figure 7, below. Next, click the Submit button.
Figure 7: Type in the password
So, this is how you edit and delete users. In the next post of this series, we will look at creating groups for your users.