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ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 9.8
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Configure user roles and privileges


You can configure new user roles for managing storage systems using the JSON file provided with ONTAP tools and ONTAP System Manager.

What you'll need

  • You should have downloaded the ONTAP Privileges file from ONTAP tools using https://{virtual_appliance_IP}:9083/vsc/config/

  • You should have configured ONTAP 9.8 storage.

  • You should have logged in with administrator privileges for the storage system.


  1. Unzip the downloaded https://{virtual_appliance_IP}:9083/vsc/config/ file.

  2. Access ONTAP System Manager.

  3. Click CLUSTER > Settings > Users and Roles.

  4. Click Add User.

  5. In the Add User dialog box, select Virtualization products.

  6. Click Browse to select and upload the ONTAP Privileges JSON file.

    The PRODUCT field is auto populated.

  7. Select the required capability from the PRODUCT CAPABILITY drop-down menu.

    The ROLE field is auto populated based on the product capability selected.

  8. Enter the required username and password.

  9. Select the privileges (Discovery, Create Storage, Modify Storage, Destroy Storage) required for the user, and then click Add.

The new role and user is added and you can see the detailed privileges under the role that you have configured.

Note The uninstall operation does not remove VSC roles but removes the localized names for the VSC-specific privileges and appends the prefix to “XXX missing privilege” them. This behavior happens because the vCenter Server does not provide an option to remove privileges. When you reinstall VSC or upgrade to a newer version of VSC, all of the standard VSC roles and VSC-specific privileges are restored.