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For security reasons, PC-BSD will not let you login as the root user; instead it will prompt you for the administrative password whenever it is needed to perform a system task. This means that you need to create a user account that you will use to login to your system. If you share your computer with other users, you should create an account for each user. That way, each user will have their own home directory where they can store their files and not interfere with the files created by other users.
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This screen is used to create the user account that you will use to login to your system.  
  
To create a user, complete the following fields:
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'''NOTE:''' do not login to the system using the ''root'' user account. The system has been designed to prompt your user account for the administrative password when it is required.
  
* '''Username:''' you need to remember this name as it is used to log in. It is case-sensitive, meaning you have to remember if you use any capitalization. It cannot contain any spaces.
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Figure 4.5a shows the configuration screen used to create the initial user account.
  
* '''Full name:''' this name can contain spaces and is used as a description to help you remember who uses this user account.
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'''Figure 4.5a: User Creation Screen'''
  
* '''Password:''' you will need to type this in twice and it must be a minimum of 4 characters. If you or another user forget their password, see [[User Manager]] to learn how to reset the password.
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* '''Shell:''' can be left as-is. This option is used by advanced users to choose their default shell when using a command prompt.
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This screen requires you to complete the following fields:
  
When you have filled in the information for the new user, click the +Add button and the user account should appear in the "User Accounts" field underneath. You can click a user name at any time and modify its details. If you need to modify a user's settings, highlight their entry, make your changes and click the Save Changes button. If you wish to delete a user, highlight their entry and click the -Remove button to prevent the user account from being created by the installation.
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* '''Name:''' this value will be displayed in the login screen. It can be your full name and can contain capital letters and spaces.
  
By default, PC-BSD will create a hostname for your computer. If you prefer to set the hostname yourself, click the "System Options" tab, shown in Figure 3.6b. Check the "Custom System Hostname" box, then input the name you wish to use. The hostname can not contain any spaces and must be unique on your network.
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* '''Username:''' this is the name you will use when logging in. It can not contain spaces and is case sensitive (e.g. Kris is a different username than kris).
  
'''Figure 3.6b: System Options Tab'''
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* '''Password:''' this is the password you will use when logging in. You must type it twice in order to confirm it.
  
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If you share your computer with other users, you will be able to create additional user accounts once you are logged in using ''[[Control Panel]]'' ➜ ''[[User Manager]]''.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:41, 12 September 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

This screen is used to create the user account that you will use to login to your system.

NOTE: do not login to the system using the root user account. The system has been designed to prompt your user account for the administrative password when it is required.

Figure 4.5a shows the configuration screen used to create the initial user account.

Figure 4.5a: User Creation Screen

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This screen requires you to complete the following fields:

  • Name: this value will be displayed in the login screen. It can be your full name and can contain capital letters and spaces.
  • Username: this is the name you will use when logging in. It can not contain spaces and is case sensitive (e.g. Kris is a different username than kris).
  • Password: this is the password you will use when logging in. You must type it twice in order to confirm it.

If you share your computer with other users, you will be able to create additional user accounts once you are logged in using Control PanelUser Manager.

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