This article explains how a non-admin user account is used to login to NSX Advanced Load Balancer Linux CLI and how a non-admin user can have privileges similar to an admin user.

An SSH session to NSX Advanced Load Balancer Linux CLI is available only for admin username. Even if a user is configured as a super-user, he cannot login to NSX Advanced Load Balancer Linux CLI. Users other than admin, including super-users (whether local or remote), can only log in using cli@<Avi Controller IP> command. If a non-admin user, even if it is configured as a super-user, tries to SSH to NSX Advanced Load Balancer Controller IP address, the system will return an Access Denied error as shown below.

login as: testuser
Avi Cloud Controller
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Version: 17.1.8
Date: 2017-09-21 06:03:07 UTC
Build: 9020
Management: 10.10.1.1/23 UP
Gateway: 10.10.1.10 UP
Esx and Openstackgslb@10.10.1.1's password:
Access denied
testuser@10.10.30.55's password: