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Root user unable to change file ownership and permission with CHOWN and CHMOD in Kerberos mount

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NFS
  • Kerberos


  • NFS client mounts UNIX volume with Kerberos
  • The root user is not able to change file ownership and permission by chown/chmod
[admin@c01 ~] sudo chown xxy:gxxy /mnt/ntap/test
[sudo] Password for admin:
chown: Unable to access “/mnt/ntap/test”: No authorization
  • Packet trace shows ONTAP responds NFS4ERR_PERM  to the client's SETATTR call to update the ownership info
  • The superuser security type is set to any in the export policy rule
  • Krb-unix name mapping displays the machine account maps to pcuser
::> vserver name-mapping show -vserver svm1 -direction krb-unix 
Vserver:   svm1
Direction: krb-unix
Position Hostname         IP Address/Mask
-------- ---------------- ----------------
1       -                 -               Pattern: (.+)\$@NTAP.LOCAL
                                          Replacement: pcuser

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