ONTAP 9.14

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Control administrator access

The role assigned to an administrator determines which functions the administrator can perform with ONTAP System Manager. Predefined roles for cluster administrators and storage VM administrators are provided by ONTAP System Manager. You assign the role when you create the administrator’s account, or you can assign a different role later.

Depending on how you have enabled account access, you might need to perform any of the following:

  • Associate a public key with a local account.

  • Install a CA-signed server digital certificate.

  • Configure AD, LDAP, or NIS access.

You can perform these tasks before or after enabling account access.

Assigning a role to an administrator

Assign a role to an administrator, as follows:

  1. Select Cluster > Settings.

  2. Select arrow icon next to Users and Roles.

  3. Select add icon under Users.

  4. Specify a user name, and select a role in the drop-down menu for Role.

  5. Specify a login method and password for the user.

Changing an administrator’s role

Change the role for an administrator, as follows:

  1. Click Cluster > Settings.

  2. Select the name of user whose role you want to change, then click the kebab icon that appears next to the user name.

  3. Click Edit.

  4. Select a role in the drop-down menu for Role.

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