Managing Passwords

You can configure and manage all users' passwords from the Change Password panel.

  • To do so, navigate to Settings > Change Password.  The Change Passwords panel will be displayed. 

Covered in this document is:

Configuring Password Panel

You can configure the Password panel to display the number of users on the screen and also other user related settings.

  1. On the Change Password panel, click the Module Config text.  The Configurable options for Change Passwords section of the panel will be displayed.

  2. Enter the maximum number of users to be displayed on the panel in the text entry box.

  3. Specify the type with which the users can be selected on the panel in the User selection type field. The available options are List box and Text field.

  4. Specify the sort order for the users in the Sort users by field. The available options are Order in file and By username.

  5. Specify the command to change the password by selecting the appropriate option. The available options are Update system files directly and a text box for entering the command.

  6. Click the Save button. 

Changing Password 

When you log in to the SoftNAS StorageCenter for the first time, you will use the super-user login credentials such as root and softnas as users and Pass4W0rd (that's zero) as system default password. 

For security reasons, it is recommended to change these passwords to unique, secure passwords to increase the security of your important data managed by SoftNAS. Changing the password is very easy. Simply follow the steps given below:

  1. On the Passwords panel, select the user whose password is to be changed and the Changing Unix user password section will be displayed.  In this example, we are changing the root password.

  2. Enter the new password in the New password text entry box.

  3. Confirm the password by re-entering it in the New password (again) text entry box.

  4. Check this box if you wan to enforce the change of password in other modules also.

  5. Click the Change button. 

Do not change the password for the user system. This is a special, no-login service account used by Webmin and integration for internal authentication between SoftNAS running in Apache and the Webmin service.