Understand the Credentials Library in SAM
You typically need to associate credentials with SAM component monitors so they can retrieve data from target servers. For example, to use a WMI monitor, you must provide valid domain or computer credentials. Or, if your web server requires credentials, you must provide the appropriate credentials to access the protected sections of your site. Those credentials can be stored in the Credentials Library.
If each component in an application monitor requires a separate credential, you cannot add them in Add New Application Monitor wizard. Instead, edit the application monitor after creating it to configure the credentials of each component separately.
Note the following details about credentials:
- Credentials may be used several times if you Use Application Discovery to scan nodes and apply templates automatically. If credentials are incorrect, the account may become locked out. To avoid lockouts that affect actual users, consider using service accounts for monitoring.
- If SNMP credentials were provided for a node during Discovery, you do not need to specify additional credentials for SNMP operations. To learn more, see SNMP credentials for the Orion Platform.
- Credentials in this library can also be used with the "Inherit credentials" option for nodes and templates.
The Credentials Library differs from the Certificate Credentials Library, which stores certificate details for SSH keys, including user name, private key, and key type. See Store SSH keys in the Certificate Credentials Library.