The FPolicy server makes privileged data access connections to cluster nodes by using a specific Windows user credential that is saved with the FPolicy configuration. CIFS is the only supported protocol for making a privileged data access channel connection.
If the FPolicy server requires privileged data access, the following conditions must be met:
When making a data channel connection, FPolicy uses the credential for the specified Windows user name. Data access is made over the admin share ONTAP_ADMIN$.