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This screen is used to create the user account that you will use to login to your system.
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[[File:Installer9.png|thumb|400px|'''Figure 4.5a: User Creation Screen''']]
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This screen is used to create the primary user account that will be used to login to the system. [[File:Installer9a.png|thumb|393px|'''Figure 4.5a: User Creation Screen''']] Set a good value for the password as it is used whenever the system indicates that administrative access is required.  
'''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.
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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:
 
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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.
 
* '''Name:''' this value will be displayed in the login screen. It can be your full name and can contain capital letters and 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).
 
* '''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).
  
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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:''' 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 Panel]]'' ➜ ''[[User Manager]]''.  
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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 {{traverse|Control Panel|User Manager|here=User Manager}}.  
  
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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 {{citelink|fbsdw|url=PEFS|txt=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.
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Latest revision as of 20:58, 15 December 2013



This screen is used to create the primary user account that will be used to login to the system.
Figure 4.5a: User Creation Screen
Set a good value for the password as it is used whenever the system indicates that administrative access is required.

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 Panel → User 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[1]. 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.


References


  1. http://wiki.freebsd.org/PEFS
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