Credentials Wizard

The Credentials Wizard helps you create credentials you can use with monitors, alerts, and maintenance actions. You can apply restrictions on how the credentials can be used during this configuration process.

  1. Configure a monitor, alert, or other feature that requires access to Windows file system objects or services through the network.
  2. During the configuration process, click Select when prompted to choose a credential.
  3. If the credential you want to use does not exist, click New Credential located in the pop-up window.

Your credential is saved in Credentials Manager. To edit or delete credentials, go to the Configuration tab and click Credentials Manager.

Required permissions

When you supply your credentials, ensure they include the required permissions to access the monitored resources. For example, if you intend to monitor an administrative share (such as C$), ensure that your credential is a member of the Windows Administrators group.

SNMPv3 authentication

SNMPv3 is a supported protocol. All monitors that support SNMPv3 will have the option available in the Add New Device screen, including the Credential and SNMP Wizards and Add Device Wizard.

Below is an example from the Credentials wizard.

Local security policies and credentials

If the ipmonitorsrv service is running under a specific user account instead of the Local System account, ensure that the following Local Security Policies are enabled for this specific user account.

After you modify any of these settings, refresh the applied Local Security Policy settings.

This credential type... Requires these local policies
ADO

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

Directory

Act as part of the operating system

Drive Space Act as part of the operating system
Event Log Act as part of the operating system
Exchange Server

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

Replace a process level token

External Process Bypass traverse checking
File Property

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

File Watching

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

FTP User Experience None
HTTP-based None
IMAP4 User Experience None
MAPI User Experience

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

Replace a process level token

Not Send

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

POP3 User Experience None
RADIUS None
Reboot Server

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

Restart Service

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Service

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service

Text Log

Act as part of the operating system

Bypass traverse checking

Log on as a service