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Event message: secd.nfsAuth.noNameMap

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NFS


  • The following message is printed to the event log for one or more Vservers in a cluster:

Wed Dec 14 03:21:19 EST [cluster1-01: secd: secd.nfsAuth.noNameMap:warning]: vserver (nas_vserver) Cannot map UNIX name to CIFS name. Error: Get user credentials procedure failed
  [  0 ms] Determined UNIX id 0 is UNIX user 'root'
  [     1] Using a cached connection to
  [     3] Trying to map 'root' to Windows user 'root' using implicit mapping
  [     5] Successfully connected to using TCP
  [    20] Successfully connected to using TCP
  [    27] Successfully authenticated with DC
  [    32] Could not find Windows name 'root'
  [    32] Unable to map 'root'. No default Windows user defined.
**[    32] FAILURE: Name mapping for UNIX user 'root' failed. No mapping found

  • To monitor this event message, the following command can be run:

::> event log show -message-name secd.nfsAuth.noNameMap

  • To find the source IP address of the NFS request, check the secd log of the node listed in the message at the same timestamp


[    85] Unable to map '0'. No default Windows user defined.
**[    85] FAILURE: Name mapping for UNIX user '0' failed. No mapping found
debug:  Worker Thread 12345678901 processing RPC 153:secd_rpc_auth_get_creds with request ID:12345 which sat in the          queue for 0 seconds.  { in run() at src/server/secd_rpc_server.cpp:2306 }
debug:  Client IP as found in the request:  { in secd_rpc_auth_get_creds_1_svc() at src/authorization/secd _rpc_authorization.cpp:1443 }

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