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Why is the creation of cifs local user not enabled in ONTAP System Manager in CIFS workgroup mode?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.10+
  • ONTAP System Manager
  • CIFS server is created in workgroup
  • CIFS local user management

Answer

ONTAP System Manager cannot manage CIFS workgroup because the REST API used to manage CIFS server supports only AD mode.

The creation of a CIFS local user assumes that the CIFS server is running, but this information cannot be obtained if the CIFS server is in workgroup, so it is not enabled.

Note: STORAGE > Storage VMs > [SVM] > Settings > Host users and groups > Windows displays Configure SMB/CIFS to create Windows users and groups. when CIFS server is in workgroup

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