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How to prevent users from deleting file and directories in ONTAP System Manager using RBAC for FSA

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.12.1 and later
  • ONTAP System Manager
  • File System Analytics (FSA)
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)


  • ONTAP System Manager 9.12.1 introduces RBAC for FSA which can restrict certains users from deleting files and directories under volumes from within ONTAP System Manager
  • By default, any users added to the admin role are allowed to delete files and directories under volumes from the Explorer tab for File Systems and other file system related workflows
  • The procedure below outlines how to add a user to a predefined role or create a custom role to manage RBAC for FSA


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