Understand the Credentials Library

You typically need to associate credentials with 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:

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.