Configuration: Accounts, Account

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The unique, short name of the user. This name and the password described below have to be used to access the local servers, i. e. for authentication. Once set, this name can't be changed again. This name can only consist of letters (a...z, A...Z), digits (0...9) and characters dot (".") or underscore ("_").

Special user "admin":

The "admin" account is always available, can't be deleted and has all rights a user can have. Its initial password after installation is "admin" - and you should change it - NOW! - if you have not done it already.

Special username "nntpdefault":

If an account with username "nntpdefault" and password "*" is created, its NNTP settings will be used if somebody accesses the local NNTP server without prior authentication.

Other such "auto-login" accounts like "nntpdefault" can be assigned by settings in file "IPAccess".

Full name

Full name of user. It has no special meaning, you can use it to identify the account.

User ID

This unique number is used to identify the account. It is assigned by Hamster when creating the account and can't be changed.


The password for the user, that is used to authenticate on local servers. To change the password, select Change button and enter the new password twice. To clear the password (i. e. revoke access to local servers), select the Clear button.

IP/domain restriction for logging in

Login of accounts can be limited to specific IPs or domains. If a connecting client does not match the given IPs or domains, login is rejected and an appropriate warning is shown in the log.

There are several ways to describe IPs and domains for which login is granted. Multiple entries have to be separated by a comma (","):

a.) Lower and upper limit of IP addresses

A single IP number can be given directly, a range of IP numbers can be given with a minus character ("-") between lower and upper limit:,

b.) Domain name

If a domain name instead of an IP is given, login is granted if the domain name of the connecting IP equals the given name or is one of its sub-domains:

c.) IP of domain name

If a domain name is given with a leading question mark ("?"), login is granted if the connecting IP equals the (current) IP of the given domain name:


User's profile for accessing Remote Control server

The selected profile determines, if and how this user can access Hamster's Remote Control (RC) server. See File RCProfiles.hst for details on these profiles.

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