The (Settings) menu provides options to change the administrator password, set preferences, and view system information.
5.1. Change Password¶
To change the
root account password, click
(Settings) and Change Password. The current
root password must be entered before a new password
can be saved.
The FreeNAS® User Interface can be adjusted to match the user preferences. Go to the Web Interface Preferences page by clicking the (Settings) menu in the upper-right and clicking Preferences.
5.2.1. Web Interface Preferences¶
This page has options to adjust global settings in the web interface, manage custom themes, and create new themes. Figure 5.2.1 shows the different options:
These options are applied to the entire web interface:
- Choose Theme: Change the active theme. Custom themes are added to this list.
- Prefer buttons with icons only: Set to preserve screen space and only display icons and tooltips instead of text labels.
- Enable Password Toggle: When set, an eye icon appears next to password fields. Clicking the icon reveals the password. Clicking it again hides the password.
- Reset Table Columns to Default: Set to reset all tables to display default columns.
Make any changes and click UPDATE SETTINGS to save the new selections.
The FreeNAS® web interface supports dynamically changing the active theme and creating new, fully customizable themes.
126.96.36.199. Create New Themes¶
This page is used to create and preview custom FreeNAS® themes. Figure 5.2.2 shows many of the theming and preview options:
To create a new custom theme, click CREATE NEW THEME. Colors from an existing theme can be used when creating a new custom theme. Select a theme from the Load Colors from Theme drop-down to use the colors from that theme for the new custom theme. Table 5.2.1 describes each option:
|Custom Theme Name||string||Enter a name to identify the new theme.|
|Menu Label||string||Enter a short name to use for the FreeNAS® menus.|
|Menu Swatch||drop-down menu||Choose a color from the theme to display next to the menu entry of the custom theme.|
|Description||string||Enter a short description of the new theme.|
|Enable Dark Logo||checkbox||Set this to give the FreeNAS Logo a dark fill color.|
|Choose Primary||drop-down menu||Choose from either a generic color or import a specific color setting to use as the primary theme color. The primary color changes the top bar of the web interface and the color of many of the buttons.|
|Choose Accent||drop-down menu||Choose from either a generic color or import a specific color setting to use as the accent color for the theme. This color is used for many of the buttons and smaller elements in the web interface.|
Choose the different COLORS for this new theme after setting these general options. Click the color swatch to open a small popup with sliders to adjust the color. Color values can also be entered as a hexadecimal value.
Changing any color value automatically updates the Theme Preview column. This section is completely interactive and shows how the custom theme is applied to all the different elements in the web interface.
Click SAVE CUSTOM THEME when finished with all the GENERAL and COLORS options. The new theme is added to the list of available themes in Web Interface Preferences.
Click Global Preview allows going to other pages in the web interface and live testing the new custom theme.to apply the unsaved custom theme to the current session of the FreeNAS® web interface. Activating
Setting a custom theme as a Global Preview does not save that theme! Be sure to go back to , complete any remaining options, and click SAVE CUSTOM THEME to save the current settings as a new theme.
5.3. API Documentation¶
Click API to see documentation for the websocket protocol API used in FreeNAS®.
Click (Settings) and About to view a popup window with basic system information. This includes system Version, Hostname, Uptime, IP address, Physical Memory, CPU Model, and Average Load.