We are considering connecting a QNAP NAS to a Windows Domain. I have read the QNAP advice on how to achieve this but have some questions as to the practicality and security.
1. Although the Windows Domain users are copied to the NAS, I wonder if an account can be setup on the NAS that would by-pass the domain security?
2. Does access to data on the NAS require a separate login or, does the Windows login get passed through seamlessly?
Its a simple and straightforward process
You can always access the QNAP with the built in admin account in the WebUI (separate from the AD account). You can create and manage other local NAS accounts.