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Connect from legacy Windows with local user (workgroup)

Hey folks,

I'd like an old NT box to be able to log in with a local user, and then connect to the filer authenticating with a user account local to the filer.

Can I do that?  Should I be using the useradmin command?  When I enter:

useradmin user add username

It appears I have the syntax wrong as it returns with the help syntax.

Thanks for your help,

Grant

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Re: Connect from legacy Windows with local user (workgroup)

Does the user account already exist on the filer?

On the NT box in a cmd prompt.

net use \\filercifsname\ipc$ /user:filercifsname\fileruseraccount

Should allow the locally logged in user to access all the shares on CIFS filer "filercifsname" that user account "fileruseraccount" is entitled to.

You should then be able to browse the filer filercifsname

Re: Connect from legacy Windows with local user (workgroup)

Grant -

Yes, it's a valid authentication model.

You need to include '-g groupname' with your user add command.


I hope this response has been helpful to you.


At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff
ekashp@kashpureff.org
Senior Systems Architect / NetApp Certified Instructor
http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff


(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

Re: Connect from legacy Windows with local user (workgroup)

Thanks, didn't realize I had to add him to a group.  So, I did this:

useradmin group add my_group

and that worked fine, got the response:

Group <my_group> added.

Now, I do this:

useradmin user add my_user -g my_group

and get the error:

Could not add user <my_user>. Error: Invalid parameter

Re: Connect from legacy Windows with local user (workgroup)

Underscore is valid for a username.

It's probably that your new group has no roles assigned to it.

Try using one of the existing groups - the group 'Users' is probably what you want.

See also 'useradmin group list'


I hope this response has been helpful to you.


At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff
ekashp@kashpureff.org
Senior Systems Architect / NetApp Certified Instructor
http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff


(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)

Re: Connect from legacy Windows with local user (workgroup)

Correct, I don't have any roles associated with that group.  When I try to add the user specifiying the Users group, I get the same error:

useradmin user add my_user -g Users

Could not add user <my_user>. Error: Invalid parameter

But it shows that the Users group has the audit Role:

useradmin group list Users

Name: Users                          
Info: Ordinary Users
Rid: 545
Roles: audit
Allowed Capabilities: api-snmp-get,api-snmp-get-next

What's gone wrong here?

Re: Connect from legacy Windows with local user (workgroup)

Hmm, intersting. A copy paste just worked fine for me on a 7.3.1 system:

Netapp01> useradmin user add my_user -g Users
New password:
Invalid password. Error: Password must have at least 8 characters
New password:
Retype new password:
User <my_user> added.
Netapp01>

? ? ?

I hope this response has been helpful to you.


At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff
ekashp@kashpureff.org
Senior Systems Architect / NetApp Certified Instructor
http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff


(P.S. I appreciate points for helpful or correct answers.)