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Reset SVM unix-user root password.

Kirktrix

Is there a way to change the SVM unix-user root password using CLI? I tried logging in on the SVM using root but access was limited and passwd not working. Any info or command to use?

 

Thanks.

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AlexDawson

Instructions vary by ONTAP version - which are you using? But in 9.7 and later, per https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap-sm-classic/online-help-96-97/task_delegating_administration_to_svm_administrators.html

 

Steps
  1. In the Administrator Details section, set up a password for the vsadmin user account.

Hope this helps!

Thanks for the reply, But I am referring to the local Unix user (root) under User and Groups.unix.PNG

You don't log in with those users. You log in using SVM accounts as per this:

 

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap-sm-classic/online-help-96-97/task_adding_svm_user_accounts.html

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