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The next screen, seen in Figure 3.6a, requires you to set the administrative password and to create at least one user account.
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'''Figure 3.6a: Users Screen Allows you to Set Administrative Password and Create User Accounts'''
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This screen is used to create the primary user account that will be used to login to the system. Set a good value for the password as it is used whenever the system indicates that administrative access is required.  
  
The system password, also known as the root, superuser, or administrative password, is required for system administration tasks such as installing server software, setting up your printer, or changing settings that affect all users. You will need to remember this password for the times that you are prompted for it. Use this screen to type in the password you want to use; it must be a minimum of 4 characters and you are required to type it in twice to confirm the password.
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[[File:Installer9a.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 4.5a: User Creation Screen''']]
  
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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Figure 4.5a shows the configuration screen used to create the initial user account. This screen requires you to complete the following fields:
  
To create a user, complete the following fields:
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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.
  
* '''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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* '''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).
  
* '''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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* '''Password:''' this is the password you will use when logging in. You must type it twice in order to confirm it.
  
* '''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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If you share your computer with other users, you will be able to create additional user accounts once you are logged in using ''{{local|link=Control Panel}}'' ''{{local|link=User Manager}}''.  
  
* '''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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If you hover over "Encrypt user files", a checkbox will appear. If you check this box, the contents of the user's home directory will be encrypted using [https://wiki.freebsd.org/PEFS PEFS]. This type of encryption automatically decrypts the files in the user's home directory when they login and automatically encrypts the contents again when the user logs out.
  
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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'''NOTE:''' at this time, the PEFS encryption system does not support the user changing their password. For this reason, be sure to select a strong password that you will not forget.
  
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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'''Figure 3.6b: System Options'''
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Revision as of 00:20, 18 September 2013

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This screen is used to create the primary user account that will be used to login to the system. Set a good value for the password as it is used whenever the system indicates that administrative access is required.

Figure 4.5a: User Creation Screen

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

If you hover over "Encrypt user files", a checkbox will appear. If you check this box, the contents of the user's home directory will be encrypted using PEFS. This type of encryption automatically decrypts the files in the user's home directory when they login and automatically encrypts the contents again when the user logs out.

NOTE: at this time, the PEFS encryption system does not support the user changing their password. For this reason, be sure to select a strong password that you will not forget.

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