Create and manage SVM user accounts with System Manager - ONTAP 9.7 and earlier

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You can use ONTAP System Manager classic (available in ONTAP 9.7 and earlier) to create and manage storage virtual machine (SVM) user accounts.

Add SVM user accounts

You can use System Manager to add a storage virtual machine (SVM) user account and to specify a user login method for accessing the storage system.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the SVM User Details pane, click Users.

  4. Click Add.

  5. Specify a user name and password for connecting to the storage system, and confirm the password.

  6. Add one or more user login methods, and then click Add.

    A login method for the new vsadmin account is automatically included that uses HTTP as the application and is authenticated with a certificate.

Change the password for SVM user accounts

You can use System Manager to reset the password for a storage virtual machine (SVM) user account.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the SVM User Details pane, click Users.

  4. Select the user account for which you want to modify the password, and then click Reset Password.

  5. In the Reset Password dialog box, type the new password, confirm the new password, and then click Change.

Edit SVM user accounts

You can use System Manager to edit a storage virtual machine (SVM) user account by modifying the user login methods for accessing the storage system.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the SVM User Details pane, click Users.

  4. Select the user account that you want to edit, and then click Edit.

  5. Modify one or more user login methods, and then click Modify.

Lock or unlock SVM user accounts

You can use System Manager to lock or unlock storage virtual machine (SVM) user accounts.

Steps
  1. Click Storage > SVMs.

  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.

  3. In the SVM User Details pane, click Users.

  4. In the Users window, select the user account for which you want to modify the account status, and then click either Lock or Unlock, as required.

Users window

You can use the Users window to manage user accounts, to reset the password of a user, and to view information about all of the user accounts.

Command buttons

  • Add

    Opens the Add User dialog box, which enables you to add user accounts.

  • Edit

    Opens the Modify User dialog box, which enables you to modify user login methods.

    Note

    It is a best practice to use a single role for all of the access and authentication methods of a user account.

  • Delete

    Enables you to delete a selected user account.

  • Change Password

    Opens the Change Password dialog box, which enables you to reset a selected user’s password.

  • Lock

    Locks the user account.

  • Refresh

    Updates the information in the window.

Users list

The area below the users list displays detailed information about the selected user.

  • User

    Displays the name of the user account.

  • Account Locked

    Displays whether the user account is locked.

User Login Methods area

  • Application

    Displays the access method that a user can use to access the storage system. The supported access methods include the following:

    • System console (console)

    • HTTP(S) (http)

    • ONTAP API (ontapi)

    • Service Processor (service-processor)

    • SSH (ssh)

  • Authentication

    Displays the default supported authentication method, which is “password”.

  • Role

    Displays the role of a selected user.