Reasons for creating local users and local groups

There are several reasons for creating local users and local groups on your Storage Virtual Machine (SVM). For example, you can access a CIFS server by using a local user account if the domain controllers are unavailable, or you may want to use local groups to assign privileges.

You can create one or more local user accounts for the following reasons:

Note: A CIFS server can be part of either an Active Directory domain or a workgroup. A CIFS server operates as a member server in an Active Directory domain.

You can create one or more local groups for the following reasons: