Manage user credentials

The Security and User Management node in the Patch Manager Admin Console contains tabs that display your security and user settings.

In this node, you can:

Add a new credential

Add a new credential whenever you need new or different credentials to access a managed resource.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Administrator Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Patch Manager System Configuration and select Security and User Management.

  3. In the center pane, click the Credentials tab.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Add Credential.
  5. In the Add User window, enter the new user name in User Principle Name (UPN) format (such as JoeAdmin@example.com) or pre-Windows 2000 format (such as DOMAIN\userName).

    To specify a local account with a consistent user name and password across several resources, use .\ in front of the user name. For example, enter .\administrator for the local Administrator account.

  6. Enter and confirm the new password.
  7. Click Save.

When you add a new credential, map it to the appropriate resources using the Credential and Credential Ring Rules Wizard. See Managing Credential Rings for details.

Change the credential password

When you change a user account password in Microsoft Windows, you must change the corresponding credential password in Patch Manager.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Admin Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Patch Manager System Configuration and select Security and User Management.

  3. In the center pane, click the Credentials tab.

  4. Select the credential you want to modify.
  5. In the Actions pane, click Change Password.
  6. In the Change Password window, enter and confirm the new password.

  7. Click Save.

Delete a credential

Delete credentials in the Patch Manager Admin Console to remove them from the Patch Manager database.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Admin Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Patch Manager System Configuration and select Security and User Management.

  3. In the center pane, click the Credentials tab.

  4. Select the credential you want to delete.
  5. In the Actions pane, click Delete.
  6. Click Yes to confirm.

If the credential is associated with one or more managed resources, map the resources to a new credential in the Credential and Credential Ring Rules Wizard. See Managing Credential Rings for details.