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How to show effective permissions for Windows or Unix Users

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.2+
  • CIFS
  • NFS


  • Beginning with ONTAP 9.2, the show-effective-permissions parameter to the vserver security file-directory command enables you to display effective permissions granted to a Windows or UNIX user on the specified file or folder path.
  • The optional parameter -share-name enables you to display the effective share permission.
  • Use show-effective-permissions in conjunction with sectrace to discern a specified user accounts expected permissions.
  • -path is relative to the vserver root volume and the full path must be specified
  • If -share-path is used, -path is relative to entry point of cifs share


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