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Authentication Failure messages in Event Log originating from

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Applies to

  • NetApp Element software 11.8 or earlier
  • SolidFire
  • NetApp HCI


Event Log contains numerous "apiEvent" messages similar to:

Event ID Event Time Type Message Service ID Node ID Drive ID Details
60635 2019-12-16T03:27:15.179Z apiEvent Authentication Failure 3 { "username": "xxx", "ipaddress": "" }
60634 2019-12-16T03:26:55.119Z apiEvent Authentication Failure 3 { "username": "xxx", "ipaddress": "" }
60633 2019-12-16T03:26:35.059Z apiEvent Authentication Failure 3 { "username": "xxx", "ipaddress": "" }  

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