Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

TACACS+ User Experience Monitor

This SAM component monitor uses synthetic transactions to test user authentication through the Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System (TACACS)+ protocol to:

  1. Connect to server.
  2. Send a TACACS+ credential and shared secret.
  3. Validate the response.
  4. Measure response time.

This SAM feature does not currently support polling via Orion Remote Collectors.


This component monitor does not compute a statistic.

Field Descriptions


Provide a default description of the monitor. You can override the default description by adding to or replacing the text, which will then be automatically saved. The variable to access this field is ${UserDescription}.

Enable Component

Determines whether the component is enabled. Disabling the component leaves it in the application in a deactivated state not influencing either SolarWinds SAM application availability or status.

Credential for Monitoring

Click a credential in the list, or use the <Inherit credential from node> option. If the credential you need is not in the credentials list, add it in the Credentials Library. See Understand the Credentials Library for details.

Port Number

The TACACS+ protocol connection port. The default value is 49.

Secret Key

The TACACS+ protocol shared key.

Response Time Threshold

Set the warning and critical threshold conditions based on the response time. The response time is the time in milliseconds it takes SolarWinds SAM to determine that a component is not Down and to retrieve any statistical data. See Application Monitor Thresholds.

User Notes

Add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.