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How to configure non-root users to change ownership of files using NFS in ONTAP

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Data ONTAP 8 operating in Cluster Mode


  • The owner of a file is able to change permission and delete files that they create, however, the owner is unable to change ownership to another user
  • Non-root users are unable to change ownership of files if the chown-mode option on the NFS server is set to unrestricted
  • Non-root users are unable to change ownership of files if the chown-mode option is set to use-export-policy and the applicable export policy rule has chown-mode set to restricted



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