Automatic Configuration of Audit Policy and SACLs for NetApp Filers

Configure audit settings required for NetApp Filers in ADAudit Plus.

  1. Login into ADAudit Plus.

  2. Click on "File Audit"-->>'NetApp Filer'.

  3. Click on 'Add NetApp Filer(s)' select the Filer(s) that requires audit (This will list all the Filers in the Domain in a Pop-up).

  4. Select a Filer and click on 'Get Shares'.

  5. Select the File Shares in the Filer and click on 'Next' (The below configuration box will be displayed).

  6. At the end of the configuration below, there are 2 checkboxes:

    1. 'NetApp Audit Options Enabled Automatically'- On selecting this option, these NetApp audit prerequisites will be configured automatically.

    2. Automatically enable Necessary audit Permissions (SACLs) on selected shares.

  7. You can skip the automatic configuration by not selecting the check boxes. Click Here to manually configure the Audit Policy and SACLs.


Configure a NetApp account with administrative permissions like- login-http-admin; api-system-cli; api-options-get; cli-cifs for setting the NetApp audit options and also, helps in the manual generation of the EVT files.


Type Password for the entered NetApp username

Physical Filer Name

Storage systems that run Data ONTAP or the storage system on which vFiler units are created are referred to as Physical filers.

Is VFiler

If the selected CIFS Server is on a VFiler, check the box.

VFiler Name

NetApp MultiStore enables you to partition the storage and network resources of a single storage system, as multiple storage systems known as vFiler unit.

Port No

Default port : 80(http) 443(https). Change if you are running NetApp in a different port.


Either http or SSL must be enabled for ADAudit Plus to connect to the NetApp Filer, so the audit options are set automatically.

Audit Options

Know the Pre-Requisites for NetApp Auditing.


Enabling auditing through SACL, allows to generate a record when an access attempt fails or success or both in the security log for each file share.

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