Configuring Active Directory authentication for ONTAP users - FSx for ONTAP
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Configuring Active Directory authentication for ONTAP users

Use the ONTAP CLI to configure the use of Active Directory authentication for ONTAP file system and SVM users.

You must be a file system administrator with the fsxadmin role to use the commands in this procedure.

To set up Active Directory authentication for ONTAP users (ONTAP CLI)

The commands in this procedure are available to file system users with the fsxadmin role.

  1. To access the NetApp ONTAP CLI, establish an SSH session on the management port of the Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP file system by running the following command. Replace management_endpoint_ip with the IP address of the file system's management port.

    [~]$ ssh fsxadmin@management_endpoint_ip

    For more information, see Managing file systems with the ONTAP CLI.

  2. Use the security login domain-tunnel create command as shown to establish a domain tunnel for authenticating Windows Active Directory users. Replace svm_name with the name of the SVM you are using for the domain tunnel.

    FsxId0123456::> security login domain-tunnel create -vserver svm_name
  3. Use the security login create command to create Active Directory domain user accounts that will access the file system.

    Specify the following required parameters in the command:

    • -vserver – The name of the SVM configured with CIFS and is joined to your Active Directory. It will be used as the tunnel for authenticating Active Directory domain users' to the file system. which the new role or user will be created.

    • -user-or-group-name – The username or Active Directory group name of the login method. The Active Directory group name can be specified only with the domain authentication method and ontapi and ssh application.

    • -application – The application of the login method. Possible values include http, ontapi, and ssh.

    • -authentication-method – The authentication method used for login. Possible values include the following:

      • domain – for Active Directory authentication

      • password – for password authentication

      • publickey – for public-key authentication

    • -role – The access-control role name for the login method. At the file system-level, the only role that can be specified is -role fsxadmin.

    The following example creates an Active Directory domain user account CORP\Admin for the filesystem1 file system.

    FSxId012345::> security login create -vserver filesystem1 -username CORP\Admin -application ssh -authmethod domain -role fsxadmin

    The following example creates the CORP\Admin user account with public key authentication.

    FsxId0123456ab::> security login create -user-or-group-name "CORP\Admin" -application ssh -authentication-method publickey -role fsxadmin Warning: To use public-key authentication, you must create a public key for user "CORP\Admin".

    Create a public key for the CORP\Admin user using the following command:

    FsxId0123456ab::> security login publickey create -username "CORP\Admin" -publickey "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 SECRET_STRING_HERE_IS_REDACTED="
To log in to file system using SSH with Active Directory credentials
  • The following example demonstrates how to SSH into your file system with your Active Directory credentials if you choose ssh for the -application type. The username is in the format "domain-name\user-name", which is the domain name and the username that you provided when creating the account, separated by a backslash and enclosed in quotations.

    Fsx0123456::> ssh "CORP\user"

    When prompted to enter a password, use the Active Directory user's password.