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Predefined roles for cluster administrators

Data ONTAP provides several predefined roles for cluster user accounts. You can also create additional roles.

The following table describes the Data ONTAP predefined roles and their levels of access to command directories:

This role... Has this level of access... To the following command directory or directories...
admin all All command directories (DEFAULT)
autosupport all
  • set
  • system node autosupport
none All other command directories (DEFAULT)
backup all vserver services ndmp
readonly volume
none All other command directories (DEFAULT)
readonly all
  • security login password
  • set
none security
readonly All other command directories (DEFAULT)
none none All command directories (DEFAULT)

You can create additional roles by using the security login role create command.

Note: The predefined autosupport role includes a predefined autosupport account. The autosupport role and autosupport account are used by AutoSupport OnDemand. Data ONTAP prevents you from modifying or deleting the autosupport account. It also prevents you from adding additional user accounts to the autosupport role.