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If you are not connected to LDAP or Active Directory and want to add a local user account for file shares follow these instructions

Step-by-step guide

  1. Connect to the Brickstor via SSH or into the terminal directly
  2. #useradd <username>
  3. To set the user’s password:
    1. #passwd <username>
  4. To add permissions for this user for SMB, AFP, or NFS shares, modify permissions for “unixuser: <username>” in MyRack Manager.

To add users with a specific uid and gid follow this format:

  1. #useradd -u <uid> -g <gid> <username>


To remove an account just use: 

  1. #userdel <username>