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How to create a custom role and user for ONTAP System Manager in ONTAP 9.6 and earlier

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Applies to

  • ONTAP System Manager
  • ONTAP 9.6 and ealier
  • OnCommand System Manager


  • ONTAP System Manager is part of the ONTAP cluster and can be accessed using the Cluster Management LIF
  • Access to System Manager is enabled by default for admin users.
    • Security policies might create a need to create custom roles with limited access.
    • Users assigned to such roles can then login to System Manager, but can only modify certain parts of the configuration.
  • This article describes the procedure that should be followed to create a custom role for ONTAP System Manager in ONTAP 9.6 and earlier


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