How FPolicy connection credentials are used with privileged data access channels
The FPolicy server makes privileged data access connections to cluster nodes by using a specific Windows user credential that is saved with the FPolicy configuration. SMB is the only supported protocol for making a privileged data access channel connection.
If the FPolicy server requires privileged data access, the following conditions must be met:
A CIFS license must be enabled on the cluster.
The FPolicy server must run under the credentials configured in the FPolicy configuration.
When making a data channel connection, FPolicy uses the credential for the specified Windows user name. Data access is made over the admin share ONTAP_ADMIN$.