What granting super user credentials for privileged data access means


ONTAP uses the combination of the IP address and the user credential configured in the FPolicy configuration to grant super user credentials to the FPolicy server.

Super user status grants the following privileges when the FPolicy server accesses data:

  • Avoid permission checks

    The user avoids checks on files and directory access.

  • Special locking privileges

    ONTAP allows read, write, or modify access to any file regardless of existing locks. If the FPolicy server takes byte range locks on the file, it results in immediate removal of existing locks on the file.

  • Bypass any FPolicy checks

    Access does not generate any FPolicy notifications.