Create a local user

Each access zone includes a local provider that allows you to create and manage local users and groups. When creating a local user account, you can configure its name, password, home directory, UNIX user identifier (UID), UNIX login shell, and group memberships.


  1. Click Access > Membership & Roles > Users.
  2. From the Current Access Zone list, select an access zone.
  3. From the Providers list, select the local provider for the zone.
  4. Click Create User.
  5. In the User Name field, type a username for the account.
  6. In the Password field, type a password for the account.
  7. Optional: Configure the following additional settings as needed.
    If this setting is left blank, the system automatically allocates a UID for the account. This is the recommended setting. You cannot assign a UID that is in use by another local user account.
    Full Name
    Type a full name for the user.
    Email Address
    Type an email address for the account.
    Primary Group
    To specify the owner group using the Select a Primary Group dialog box, click Select group.
    1. To locate a group under the selected local provider, type a group name or click Search.
    2. Select a group to return to the Manage Users window.
    Additional Groups
    To specify any additional groups to make this user a member of, click Add group.
    Home Directory
    Type the path to the user's home directory. If you do not specify a path, a directory is automatically created at /ifs/home/<username>.
    UNIX Shell
    This setting applies only to users who access the file system through SSH. From the list, select a shell. By default, the /bin/zsh shell is selected.
    Account Expiration Date
    Click the calendar icon to select the expiration date or type the expiration date in the field, and then type the date in the format <mm>/<dd>/<yyyy>.
    Enable the account
    Select this check box to allow the user to authenticate against the local database for SSH, FTP, HTTP, and Windows file sharing through SMB. This setting is not used for UNIX file sharing through NFS.
  8. Click Create.