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"Cannot get password for user" when attempting to generate new NDMP password

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Applies to

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.X
  • ONTAP 9.x

Issue

  • When attempting to generate a password hash for a NDMP user, running this command generates an error:

vserver services ndmp generate-password -vserver vserver_name -user [user name]

Error: show failed: Cannot get password for user [user name]

  • The error can appear for non-existent user accounts
  • In this scenario, the user account exists, as verified by the command:

security login show -vserver [vserver_name]

 

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