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SANtricity commands

Getting started with authentication


Authentication requires that users access the system with assigned login credentials. Each user login is associated with a user profile that includes specific roles and access permissions.

Administrators can implement system authentication as follows:

  • Using RBAC (role-based access control) capabilities enforced in the storage array, which include pre-defined users and roles.

  • Connecting to an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server and directory service, such as Microsoft's Active Directory, and then mapping the LDAP users to the storage array's embedded roles.

  • Connecting with an Identity Provider (IdP) using the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0, and then mapping users to the storage array's embedded roles.


    SAML is an embedded feature in the storage array (firmware level 8.42 and above), and is only configurable from the SANtricity System Manager user interface.