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fester:root_password [2016/06/11 12:45] (current)
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 +====== Changing the "​root"​ Super User Password ======
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 +During installation,​ you had the ability to set a root password. ​ If you entered a strong password at that time, you do not need to reset it now.  If you entered no password, or a weak password, you should change it to a secure password. ​ To do this, open your web browser and type in the IP address of the FreeNAS web GUI that you noted down earlier.
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 +The web GUI will present itself and ask for the login details. Enter the username which is **root** (1) and password (2) which is whatever you decided on at installation and click the “Log In” button (3).
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 +Now you are logged into FreeNAS. Due to the fact that this is the first login after a fresh install the “Initial Wizard” screen will pop up. I don’t use it but this is my preference. I click the “Exit” button when it appears.
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 +The first thing Fester does is give the root user a strong password if that has not been done already at installation. ​ Go to the “Account” page (1) and click on the “Users” button (2).
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 +Now select the “root” account (1) by clicking on it (it should turn blue when you do) and then click on the “Modify User” button (2).
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 +In the “Password:​” text box (1) type in your strong password and then type it in again in the “Password confirmation:​” text box (2).
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 +The maximum password length in FreeNAS is 128 characters.
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 +Now scroll down and click the “OK” button.
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 +That’s the root user password changed.
  
  • fester/root_password.txt
  • Last modified: 2016/06/11 12:45
  • by dan