Credential Manager in Applications Manager will help you to store the various credentials like password/ snmp community, port, etc., for all type of monitors in a common place. This preconfiguration of credentials in a central location will help in avoiding the need to edit every monitor when a password or SNMP/ SSH info changes. For instance, you can create a credential for type MySQL monitors. Consider the name of the credential is SampleMySQL. This SampleMySQL contains parameters for MySQL monitor, username, password and database name.
When you want to add a MySQL monitor, credentials of type MySQL alone will be displayed. On selecting the name SampleMySQL, the parameter for this credential will be associated internally to this monitor and it gets added. You need not give the user and database name separately.
When more monitors, say 20 monitors for MySQL type is added with the same Credential Name (SampleMySQL), it is easier for a user to maintain all of these in a single place. Any change in this credential, will be reflected to all the monitors associated with the credential.
The credential manager support is available for servers, databases and application server monitors.
In the Settings tab, click Credential Manager.
Click Add Credential.
Select the Credential Type. When a type is selected, fields associated to that type is displayed. You need to create a profile based on the type required.
Provide a Credential Name. This name is used to associate credentials to monitors during discovery of monitors. When this name is mentioned, all the properties associated to this name will be associated to the monitor.
Provide other details like the Username and Password. More fields are displayed as per the credential type selected.
Click Save to add the credentials.
You can edit or delete these credentials from the details page by clicking on the respective icons on mouse hover of a particular credential name.
You can add, edit or delete a credential from the Admin Server in Applications Manager, the same as in the Professional Edition, and the credentials get automatically synced with the Managed Servers. However, these credentials cannot be edited from the Managed Servers.