Create and manage user accounts

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User accounts are used to control access to the storage resources on a NetApp Element software-based network.

Create an account

You can create a unique user account to allow access to storage volumes.

What you’ll need
  • At least one cluster must be added and running.

Steps
  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.

    If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Accounts sub-tab.

  3. Select Create Account.

  4. Enter a user name.

    Use descriptive naming best practices. This is especially important if multiple clusters or vCenter Servers are used in your environment.
  5. In the CHAP Settings section:

    1. Enter the initiator secret for CHAP node session authentication.

    2. Enter the target secret for CHAP node session authentication.

      Initiator and target secrets must differ. If these fields are left blank, the system generates the authentication credentials.
  6. Click OK to create the account.

Edit an account

You can edit a user account to change the status or the CHAP secrets. Changing CHAP settings can cause lost connectivity between a host and its associated volumes.

About this task

If you are using persistent volumes with the management node, do not modify the account name of the account associated with these volumes.

Steps
  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.

    If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Accounts sub-tab.

  3. Select the check box for the account you want to edit.

  4. Select Actions.

  5. In the resulting menu, select Edit.

  6. Change the following as required:

    1. Edit the access status of the account.

      Changing the access to Locked terminates all iSCSI connections to the account, and the account is no longer accessible. Volumes associated with the account are maintained; however, the volumes are not iSCSI-discoverable.
    2. Edit the initiator secret or target secret credentials used for node session authentication.

      If you do not change the credentials, they remain the same. If you make the credentials fields blank, the system generates new passwords.
  7. Click OK.

Delete an account

You can delete user accounts using the NetApp Element Management extension point.

What you’ll need

Delete and purge any volumes associated with the account or reassign the volumes to another account.

If you are using persistent volumes with the management node, do not delete the account associated with these volumes.
Steps
  1. Select NetApp Element Management > Management.

    If two or more clusters are added, ensure that the cluster you intend to use for the task is selected in the navigation bar.
  2. Select the Accounts sub-tab.

  3. Select the check box for the account you want to delete.

  4. Click Actions.

  5. In the resulting menu, select Delete.

  6. Confirm the action.

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