Data ONTAP enables you to control access to your storage system to provide increased security and auditing capability. It also enables you to manage passwords on the storage system to ensure security.
Reasons for creating administrator accounts
In addition to using the default system administration account ("root") for managing a storage system, you can create additional administrator user accounts to manage administrative access to the storage system.
Root access to the storage system
By default, root access to the storage system is enabled. You have the option to disable the root account's access to the storage system, preventing the root account from logging in the system or executing any commands.
How to manage users
You can create users, grant them access to the storage system, and modify their capabilities.
How to manage passwords for security
Data ONTAP provides several methods that you can use to ensure that the password policies for your storage system meet your company's security requirements.
Uses of the systemshell and the diagnostic account
A diagnostic account, named "diag", is provided with your storage system. You can use the diag account to perform troubleshooting tasks in the systemshell. The diag account and the systemshell are intended only for low-level diagnostic purposes and should be used only with guidance from technical support.