Easily manage NetApp Storage with your corporate (NIS or LDAP) login credentials
This recipe will help you setup NetApp Storage admin accounts that are based on your current login accounts served by your corp LDAP or NIS Directory server. Such users can login to ONTAP for management access, using the same credentials that allow them to access the corporate network.
a. Ensure that the required network settings [ipaddr, netmask, route, DNS et.al] are in place and the NIS/LDAP server is reachable from the interface(s) configured for the SVM [administrative and/or data SVM]
b. Ensure that the directory server [LDAP/NIS] is configured for the SVM
c. Ensure that the lookup for password database in the name services’ ns-switch settings for the SVM, includes the NIS/LDAP as source and is in the preferred order for lookup
d. The ONTAP user account to be created has to be a valid user account defined at the NIS/LDAP directory server
2. Create the admin account in ONTAP choosing appropriate application protocol [http, console, ssh etc] and choose the authentication method as “nsswitch”
Example: Creating the user “user_nis_ssh” for SSH application with “admin” role privileges for cluster SVM “cluster-1_2” specifying the source of authentication as NIS server.
a. Create the ONTAP user account in the security login table choosing the application, authentication method, role and SVM