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Reasons for creating local users and groups

There are several reasons for creating local users and groups on your Storage Virtual Machine (SVM). For example, you can access the CIFS server using a local user account if the domain controllers are unavailable, or you may want to use local groups to assign privileges.

You can create one or more local user accounts for the following reasons:

Note: Although a local user can authenticate locally, the CIFS server is not operating in Workgroup mode. Workgroup mode is not supported in this version of Data ONTAP. The CIFS server must still be part of an Active Directory domain. The CIFS server is operating as a member server in an Active Directory domain.

You might want to create one or more local groups for the following reasons: