Creating an account

You can create an account to allow access to volumes. After you create an account, you can assign up to 2000 volumes to the account. Each account name in the system must be unique.

Before you begin

At least one cluster must be added and running.


  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.
    Note: If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Accounts sub-tab.
  3. Click Create Account.
  4. Enter a user name.
    Tip: Use descriptive naming best practices. This is especially important if multiple clusters or vCenter Servers are used in your environment.
  5. In the CHAP Settings section:
    1. Enter the initiator secret for CHAP node session authentication.
    2. Enter the target secret for CHAP node session authentication.
      Note: Initiator and target secrets must differ. If these fields are left blank, the system generates the authentication credentials.
  6. Click OK.