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snmpv3 config error using domain account


I'm setting up communications between OnCommand Core 5.01 and NetApp filers running Data ONTAP 7.3.6 and 8.1.

After following the steps listed in, I tried to configure a domain account instead of a local account (useradmin domainuser vice useradmin user).

Now I'm getting en error "Permission denied for SNMPv3 requests from XXX\XXXXX. Reason: user does not exist." I dont get this error if i substitute a local account instead.

My question is, is a domain account supported for snmpv3 communication between filers and dfm?



Re: snmpv3 config error using domain account


Hi Ed,

The syntax for adding domain user is:

useradmin domainuser add win_user_name -g {custom_group|Administrators|"Backup Operators"|Guests|"Power Users"|Users}[,...]

win_user_name is the Windows domain user whose name or Security ID (SID) you want to assign to a customized or predefined group.

Please refer to this help page on useradmin domainuser command.Using this I could add the user as:

> useradmin domainuser add DOMAIN\snmpv3user -g snmpv3group

SID = S-1-5-21-1939535855-3574135614-826000282-1143

Domain User <DOMAIN\snmpv3user> successfully added to snmpv3group.

Also please make sure that this user is added to the appropriate group i.e snmpv3group that has the required role i.e. "snmpv3role" with "login-snmp" access.

>useradmin role add snmpv3role -a login-snmp

> useradmin group add snmpv3group -r snmpv3role



Re: snmpv3 config error using domain account


As soon as I referenced the SID in adding the account to DFM via Setup -> "Network Credentials," the error was resolved.

Thanks Amir!

Re: snmpv3 config error using domain account


I had the same issue on two controllers, but we used local accounts (not domain accounts). It started after head replacement.

Fri May  3 09:34:34 CEST [snmp.agent.msg.access.denied:warning]: Permission denied for SNMPv3 requests from snmpv3user. Reason: User does not exist.

After searching for a solutions (not finding), I've deleted and readded my users and it was solved!

Re: snmpv3 config error using domain account


I had the same error with a local account, I deleted and recreated it, as per your advice - error has gone away and all is working.


Appears to be an issue when upgradingf from ONTAp 8.1.x to 8.2.x.

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