This post of is part of my Install SharePoint 2013 Three-tier Farm project.
As many other Windows services SharePoint and SQL Server requires different service accounts in order to run secure and reliable.
There are different concepts and strategies to create service accounts for a SharePoint installation. One of the most reliable solution I’ve found here.
In case the link is broken, these documents will do fine:
- SharePoint 2013 Service Accounts Cheat Sheet-Low Security Option
- SharePoint 2013 Service Accounts Cheat Sheet-MediumSecurity Option
- SharePoint 2013 Service Accounts Cheat Sheet-High Security Option
Each level of security contains a range of service accounts. Depending on you content and business requirements, you chose a suitable security level.
You can create those Service Accounts automatically with PowerShell using the SharePoint 2013 Service Account Creator project on CodePlex.
For this project I’ve chosen the highest security option including optional accounts.