Admin user can be disable?

  • 28 July 2021
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Hello Guys,

Anyone know if the user admin can be disable in anyway?

A customer asking me about this matter due security concerns and I know, its a litte crazy but could be a good measure of security in order to avoid any access not authorized.



Best answer by Sebastien Merluzzi 28 July 2021, 14:08

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Dear Cosojuan,

You cannot disable Admin.

The user defined as the CommCell administrator during the software installation cannot be deleted and remains enabled at all times.


“Enabled” is selected by default and greyed out so you cannot modify that option.


This is the error you would get if you try to Disable the Account:

Best Regards,


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In highly secure environments, I see admin passwords split into 2 pieces and stored in password management tools separately. The same user is not allowed to check out both pieces, so at least 2 users are required to access the admin accounts. This is used not only for the Commvault admin account, but also the SA in SQL, Admin of the domain, etc.


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Thanks to both!