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Unix root user is unable to access NTFS volume in ONTAP 9

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NTFS security style
  • NFS


This issue can manifest in multiple ways:

  • When an NFS client attempts to access an NTFS volume as root (UID 0) user, they may get access denied/permission denied

Example for secd authentication show-creds

Error: Get user credentials procedure failed
  [  0 ms] Determined UNIX id 0 is UNIX user 'root'
  [     0] Trying to map 'root' to Windows user 'root' using implicit mapping
  [     1] Using a cached connection to
  [     2] Could not find Windows name 'root'
**[     2] FAILURE: Name mapping for UNIX user 'root' failed with transient errors.
Node            Index Filter Details             Reason
--------------- ----- -------------------------- ------------------------------
LDSNASPA6-01    1     Security Style: NTFS and   Access is denied because the
                      NT ACL                     UNIX user could not be mapped
                                                 to a valid NT user while
                                                 reading the user's access
                                                 rights on an object.
  • If the SVM's root volume is NTFS and an NFSv4 client is accessing a UNIX volume under the SVM, they may get access denied


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