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How to create a secondary cluster admin in CVO for security hardening

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Applies to

  • NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO)
  • NetApp Cloud Manager
  • ONTAP security hardening
  • Cluster Administrator


  • As per TR-4569, it is recommended to create replacements with least privilege, for built-in users that otherwise cannot be removed and should be locked
  • In CVO, the default built-in admin account is used to discover the WorkingEnvironment in Cloud Manager.
  • As Cloud Manager will use REST API to communicate with the CVO and perform management tasks, it is crucial that the necessary roles and applications are retained

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