User permissions

Trident expects to be run as either an ONTAP or SVM administrator, typically using the admin cluster user or a vsadmin SVM user, or a user with a different name that has the same role.

Note

If you use the “limitAggregateUsage” option, cluster admin permissions are required.

While it is possible to create a more restrictive role within ONTAP that a Trident driver can use, we don’t recommend it. Most new releases of Trident will call additional APIs that would have to be accounted for, making upgrades difficult and error-prone.