Documentation forSolarWinds Platform

Find cloud account credentials

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


As you work with cloud accounts in the SolarWinds Platform, you may be prompted to provide account credentials (for example, when deploying an Orion agent to a cloud instance).

For an AWS account, provide the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.

  1. Log into the AWS Management Console,
  2. Click Account > Security Credentials.
  3. Scroll down to locate the credentials.
  4. Copy credentials into the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

For an Azure account, provide the following credentials, available in the Azure Portal:

  • Subscription ID
  • Tenant/Directory ID
  • Client/Application ID
  • Application Secret Key

For tips on finding Azure credentials in the Azure Portal, see the article Configure Microsoft Azure for cloud monitoring in the SolarWinds Platform.

Azure uses different terms for the same credential:

SolarWinds Platform Web Console reference Microsoft Azure reference Notes
Subscription ID Subscription ID
  • Used by Microsoft to manage billing.
  • Grants access to the Azure Portal.
  • Governs access to and use of Azure services.
  • Each deployed resource is linked to only one subscription.
Tenant/Directory ID

Directory ID

Tenant ID

  • Linked to an Active Directory (AD) app that enables the SolarWinds Platform to access Azure.
  • See Get a Tenant ID in the Azure Portal. (© 2019, Microsoft Corp., available at, obtained on January 23, 2019)

Client/Application ID

Client ID

Application ID

Application Secret Key

Application Secret Key

Authentication Key

Client Secret

Client Secret Key

When you generate a secret Key in the Azure Portal, record it immediately. Otherwise, you will need to a generate a new key later.