Local provider

The local provider provides authentication and lookup facilities for user accounts added by an administrator.

Local authentication is useful when Active Directory, LDAP, or NIS directory services are not configured or when a specific user or application needs access to the cluster. Local groups can include built-in groups and Active Directory groups as members.

In addition to configuring network-based authentication sources, you can manage local users and groups by configuring a local password policy for each node in the cluster. OneFS settings specify password complexity, password age and re-use, and password-attempt lockout policies.