Configure Service Accounts In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

Here, you can add Service accounts to various components on Central Administration.

How to manage?

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

  • Run it as an administrator to have the elevated privileges.
  • You will see the screenshot given below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given above.
  • Click Security.

  • Go to General Security.

  • Click Configure Service accounts.
  • You will see the screen given below.


Here, you can add Service accounts to the various components on Central Administration and connect the account to the various Services.

Credential Management

Select a component to update the credentials.


Once you choose a component, select an account and update the Service account with the component.

Once the configuration is done, the Service accounts will be a part of the components which you have selected on Central Administration..

In this article, we saw how to configure Service Accounts in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration. There are more articles to come on Central Administration. Until then, keep reading and keep learning.