About the naming requirements for adding new users

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About the naming requirements for adding new users

The following table provides the naming requirements for adding new FileStore users.

Table: Naming requirements for adding new users



Starts with

Letter or an underscore (_)

Must begin with an alphabetic character and the rest of the string should be from the following POSIX portable character set: ([A-Za-z_][A-Za-z0-9_-.]*[A-Za-z0-9_-.$]).


Can be up to 31 characters. If user names are greater than 31 characters, you will receive the error, "Invalid user name."


FileStore CLI commands are case-insensitive (for example, the user command is the same as the USER command). However, user-provided variables are case-sensitive (for example, the username Master1 is not the same as the username MASTER1).

Can contain

Hyphens (-) and underscores (_) are allowed.

Valid syntax

Valid user names include:

  • Name:

  • a.b

  • a_b

  • ______-

See Creating Master, System Administrator, and Storage Administrator users.

Legacy ID


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