This section describes users who may administer the appliance, roles to manage authorizations granted to users, and how to add them to the system using the BUI or CLI.
Users can either be:
Local users - all their account information is saved on the appliance.
Directory users - this uses existing NIS or LDAP accounts, and saves supplemental authorization settings on the appliance. This allows existing NIS or LDAP users to be granted privileges to login and administer the appliance.
Although local users are supported for data services, there are several things to keep in mind.
For local users, you have no control over the UIDs. This is a problem for NFSv3 using anything else and NFSv4 using AUTH_SYS.
Local groups are not supported.
Defining a local user for data purposes also allows the local user to log into the administrative interface.
Users are granted privileges by assigning them custom roles.