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QoreStor 7.0.0 - User Guide

Introducing QoreStor Setting up your QoreStor system Configuring QoreStor settings Managing containers Managing local storage Managing cloud storage Managing replications Managing Users Managing QoreStor Remotely Monitoring the QoreStor system Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting

Managing Users

QoreStor gives you the ability to define user roles and assign users to those roles. A user can have more than one role. There are default user roles for the system as well.

QoreStor has the following types of user roles: CIFS, OST, RDA, Secure Connect, Object, and Monitor. For the protocol specific user roles, the user is validated with the protocol credentials when the clients connect.

Refer to these important notes about user management in QoreStor.

  • Excluding the admin, users can have multiple roles.
  • However, OST users are exclusive user roles that can only be assigned to one user at a time.
  • The admin user is a special default user; it cannot be deleted and no new administrator roles can be created.
  • The maximum number of users that can be created for the system is 64.

To view the Users page, on the left navigation menu, click Users.

Managing the default QoreStor user accounts

During the installation process, QoreStor creates two user accounts that simplify permissions and access to QoreStor configurations outside of the UI. Logging in with the qsadmin account provides direct access to the QoreStor command line, while the qsservice account provides direct access to the QoreStor Menu.

If these accounts are not needed, or if security protocols prohibit non-essential accounts, you may remove these accounts using the QoreStor Menu. To manage these accounts, navigate to the Remove QoreStor Account menu found at QoreStor Menu > Administration > Operating System > QoreStor User Management. Refer to Configuring QoreStor with the Configuration Menu for more information.

 

 

Viewing users

You can view user accounts and settings through either the QoreStor GUI or the command line interface.

Viewing users through the GUI

To view users in the GUI, complete the following steps.

  1. In the navigation menu, click Users.
  2. On the Users page you can view the following columns of information about users of your system.
    • Name—Displays the name of the user.
    • Role—Displays the role(s) assigned to this user.
  3. For each user, you have the available actions:
    • Edit Roles - Displays the roles currently assigned to user and allows you to change assigned roles.
    • Change password - Allows you to change the password for a user account.
    • Remove - Removes the user account

Viewing users through the command line

To view users using the command line:

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  2. View current user accounts with the command:
    user --show [--users] [--logins] [--verbose][--name <username>] [--roles <cifs|ost|rda|monitor|secureconnect>

    Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information.

Adding a user

You can easily add users and assign them specific system roles by using either the QoreStor GUI or the command line interface. The system supports up to 64 users. Only one administrator account is supported.

Adding a user through the GUI

To add a user through the GUI, complete the following steps.

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Users.
  2. On the right side of the page, click Add User. The Add pane is displayed.
  3. Enter the following information.
    • Name—Enter a username between 1 and 32 characters. This setting is required.
    • Password—Enter a password between 8 and 16 characters. This setting is required.
    • Confirm Password—Re-enter the password. This setting is required.
    • Roles —Select from the following options:
      • RDA—Designates the user as an RDA protocol user.
      • Secure connect - Designates the user as a Secure Connect user.
      • CIFS - Designates the user as a CIFS protocol user
      • Monitor—Limits the user to read-only access in the QoreStor GUI.
      • NDMP - Designates the user as an NDMP protocol user
      • Object - Designates the user as an object protocol user
    • Full Name—Enter a name for the user.
    • Email Address—Enter an email address for the user.
    • Phone—Enter a phone number for the user.
    • Description—Enter a description for the user.
  4. Click Save.

Adding a user through the command line

To add a user through the command line, complete the following steps:

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  2. Add a new user account with the command
    user --add --name <user name>
  3. To define roles for the new user, use the command
    user --update --name <user name> [--add_roles <cifs|ost|rda|ndmp|iscsi|monitor|administrator|secure_connect|object>]

    Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information.

Modifying a user

You can easily change the roles assigned to a user through both the QoreStor GUI and the command line interface.

Modifying a user through the GUI

To modify user roles through the GUI, complete the following steps.

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Users.
  2. In the list of users, find the user you want to modify. In the Actions column, click the ellipsis icon , then click Edit. The Edit User pane is displayed.
  3. Edit the user's Roles as required, select from the following options.

    NOTE: You can select more than one role for a user.

    • OST—Designates the user as an OST protocol user.
    • RDA—Designates the user as an RDA protocol user.
    • Secure connect - Designates the user as a Secure Connect user.
    • Monitor—Limits the user to read-only access in the QoreStor GUI.
  4. Click Save.

Modifying a user through the command line

To modify a user's roles through the command line, complete the following steps:

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  2. Modify a user account with the command
    user --update --name <user name> [--add_roles <cifs|ost|rda|monitor|secure_connect>] [--remove_roles <cifs|ost|rda|monitor|secure_connect>] 

    Refer to the QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide for more information.

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