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Users

The user manager page allows you to add, delete and manage users on the ClearOS system.

Installation

If you install any app that depends on users/groups, this app will automatically be installed.

You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:

<navigation>System|Accounts|Users</navigation>

Video Tutorial

Configuration

User Overview

The first thing you will see on the user manager page is a summary of existing users. This summary includes the username and full name.

User Information

When adding or editing a user, you must configure the following fields:

  • Username
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Password

In addition, you can also:

  • Configure optional fields such as telephone number, address, title, and more.
  • Select the permitted applications for the user.
  • Specify group membership on the system.

A username must follow these conventions:

  • Must be all lower case (many 3rd party apps and services require this)
  • Can contain letters, numbers, and the following special characters: _ - . $

Passwords

Your ClearOS password must follow these rules:

  • Must start with a letter or number
  • Must not contain the following characters: | ; *

App Policies

For all the packages you have installed and require permission to use, this is where you give them permission.

<note warning>When adding a new user, the App Policies default to Enabled. Make sure you change them as required.</note> <note tip>Unless you use the Active Directory Connector, you can also control the permissions from the Account Manager app and from the individual apps in their Plugins section</note>

Mail

Here you will see the users e-mail address and you can add any alias here. The alias is added without the domain so “admin” and not “admin@example.com”. The domain is taken from the Mail Domain in Mail Settings app.

<note tip>It is possible to forward mail to external e-mail addresses using a beta facility. From the command line issue the command:

touch /var/clearos/mail_routing/forwarders

At this point, you should be able to see a new “Forwarders” section. There is currently a risk of duplicate e-mails with this facility and it is known not to work with Kopano.</note>

Groups

You can add users to any groups here

Windows Groups

content/en_us/7_ug_users.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/25 12:50 by nickh

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