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Files created by root shows as nobody on client when mounting NFSv4 with kerberos

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NFSv4
  • Kerberos


  • Files created by root user shows as nobody on client when mounting NFSv4 with kerberos.
  • Files created by root user shows as root on client when mounting NFSv4 with sys.
  • User is created locally for machine SPN used by client.
::> unix-user show -vserver vs1
Vserver         UserName   UserID GroupID
-------------- ----------- ------ ------ 
HQTESTKB       Machine1$   1001   1      
  • Name mapping is configured for machine SPN to map to root user.
::> vserver name-mapping show -vserver vs1
Vserver:   vs1
Direction: krb-unix
Position Hostname         IP Address/Mask
-------- ---------------- ----------------
1       -                 -                   Pattern: Machine1$@domain
                                              Replacement: root

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