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How to add new user into CVM?

  • 14 September 2022
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Hello Team,

I am new to Nutanix, could you please suggest how to add a new user in CVM via putty? 

 

Thanks,

Rajkumar


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Hi @rajkumar.miriyala 

 

You shall not create new users on the CVM, please check de Non configurable AHV Components https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details?targetId=AHV-Admin-Guide-v6_5:ahv-nonconfigurable-components-r.html

 

 

Hope this helps

 

Regards!

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SSH to a CVM is done via the nutanix or admin user, not via others user accounts.

 

You can, however, use cluster lockdown to create specific certificates for specific users who need access to the console if you dont want to give the passwords or want to secure ssh access more.

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Hi @bcaballero @JeroenTielen ,

Thanks for your quick response, we would like to manage the passwords with CyberArk, so they are asking us to provide another account for the reconciliation task. 

 

Thanks,

Rajkumar

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It is not supported to create any additional users on the CVMs or AHV hosts. 

Technically, it is possible to use traditional Linux tools (useradd) to create a user, but such user will be quite useless, because most of the Nutanix services and internal tools are bound to nutanix/admin users. Moreover, if you create any user on a CVM, that user will be deleted by the upgrade process next time you upgrade the AOS.

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Thanks everyone for your response, I will update the same to the customer.

 

Regards,

Rajkumar

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