Settings > Credentials
Credentials are used to help provide an avenue for access to remote computers and devices.
On the Credential Manager page, you can add, click to edit, or disable a Credential.
You can have multiple Credentials. These may be assigned to Custom Tools or Containers to provide access to computers as needed. The default Credential for all of System Frontier is the one used by the All Computers Container. So, this is the one used unless another Credential is specified for a Container or Custom Tool.
A Credential for a Custom Tool takes priority over other Credentials and will always be the one used when the tool is run.
If a Custom Tool does not have a Credential configured, it will look for a Container’s Credential. The order in which the Custom Tool finds the Credential to use is:
- If a Credential Mapping exists for a Custom Tool, use it; else,
- If a Credential Mapping exists for a Container with the target computer as a member, use it; else,
- If no other Credential Mapping exists, use the All Computers Credential Mapping.
To Add a Credential, click on the Add button.
Then, fill in the Name (this can be a custom name), Description, Username, Password, Owner. Click Save to save the Credential.
Along with adding Credential information like username and password, you can assign the Credential to be used on specific management servers or all of them. This gives you more flexibility with running Custom Tools on a management server. For example, if you have a management server in a different domain, you can apply a specific credential to be used on that management server.
To modify an existing Credential, click on the Name, then make changes on the next page, then click Save.
To delete a Credential, click on the Credential name and then click on the Delete link on the next page. A dialog will appear so that you can confirm the deletion.
Be sure to read the User Guide for more information.