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Windows web application gets access denied while accessing CIFS share under UNIX volume

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • UNIX security style volume
  • Microsoft Active Directory LDAP


  • ​​​​​​Windows web application gets access denied while accessing CIFS share with following error message :

Your user account doesn’t have permission to access

  • Using AD LDAP as a source to query UNIX user, EMS log shows UNIX lookup failure error message

[cluster-01]: secd: secd.unixLookupFailure:error]: vserver (svm) UNIX lookup failure.LDAP search for the "uid, uidNumber, gidNumber, userPassword, gecos, homeDirectory, loginShell" attribute(s) within base "CN=Users,DC=demo,DC=local,DC=" (scope: 2) using filter "(&(objectClass=posixAccount)(uid=120001))" failed with error: Invalid DN s


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