User name formats for performing access checks with Operations Manager console

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SnapDrive for UNIX uses the user name formats for performing access checks with Operations Manager console. These formats depends on whether you are a Network Information System (NIS) or a local user.

SnapDrive for UNIX uses the following formats to check whether a user is authorized to perform certain tasks:

  • If you are an NIS user running the snapdrive command, SnapDrive for UNIX uses the format <nisdomain>\<username> (for example, netapp.com\marc)

  • If you are a local user of a UNIX host such as lnx197-141, SnapDrive for UNIX uses the format <hostname>\<username> format (for example, lnx197-141\john)

  • If you are an administrator (root) of a UNIX host, SnapDrive for UNIX always treats the administrator as a local user and uses the format lnx197-141\root.