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The user manager page allows you to add, delete and manage users on the ClearOS system.


If you install a module that depends on users/groups, this feature will automatically be installed as well.

You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:


Video Tutorial


User Overview

The first thing you will see on the user manager page is a summary of existing users. This summary includes the username, name and the enabled applications for each user. The core applications on ClearOS include:

  • FTP Server
  • Mailbox
  • OpenVPN
  • PPTP Server
  • Proxy Server
  • Web Server share
  • Windows networking

The application options will only appear if the specific application is installed

User Information

When adding or editing a user, you must configure the following fields:

  • Username
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Password

In addition, you can also:

  • Configure optional fields such as telephone number, address, title, and more.
  • Select the permitted applications for the user.
  • Specify group membership on the system.


Your ClearOS password must follow these rules:

  • Must start with a letter or number
  • Must not contain the following characters: | ; *
  • Must comply with password policies

Tips and Tricks

Secure Shell (SSH)

Secure Shell (SSH) access for users is rarely required and should be considered only for trusted users. To enable this option in the web-based account manager, add or change the following parameter in /etc/system/webconfig:

content/en_us/5_users.txt · Last modified: 2015/03/02 08:39 (external edit)