Manage credentials in the Credentials Library

If you have administrator rights, you can use SAM's Credentials Library to manage credentials that are associated and used with component monitors to retrieve data from servers and services.

Add credentials to the Credentials Library

For a video overview, see Setting Credentials in SAM.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Credentials Library > Add New Credential.
  2. Provide a name for the credential set. SAM will display this name in the Credential for Monitoring field of monitors that accept credentials.
  3. Provide the user name and password, and then confirm the password and click Submit. If providing Windows credentials to access information through WMI, be sure to provide the account name in the following syntax: domainOrComputerName\user name for domain level authentication or User Name for workgroup level authentication.

You can assign credentials to all the associated components of a template or application monitor.

Edit credentials in the Credentials Library

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Credentials Library.
  2. Click Edit for the desired credential.
  3. Modify the information as needed and then click Submit.

Delete credentials from the Credentials Library

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > SAM Settings > Credentials Library.
  2. Click Delete for the desired credential.
  3. Click OK to confirm the deletion.

If you delete a credential set, be sure to update any monitors that were using the credentials to use a different credential set.