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Setting Up FreeNAS for a Central File Server, Part 2

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In the first article of this two-part series, you discovered FreeNAS, which can help you centralize, secure, and share the files on your network. Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, shows more: logging on to the web GUI; setting up drives; and configuring the sharing protocols of Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Setting up Users and Groups

Setting up Users and Groups

If you're managing a network that uses Active Directory or LDAP, you can configure FreeNAS to consult either instead of having to input all the user details.

However, if you aren't using one of those databases, you'll need to use the internal one. Thus if you're using a sharing protocol or other service that's configured to use local user authentication, click Access > Users and Groups on the main FreeNAS menu. Then manage the groups and add the desired accounts.

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