Credentials Library - Repository for Scan Credentials


About Credentials Library

Credentials Library houses various scan credentials technicians use for monitoring/scanning assets like workstations, servers, printers etc. Apart from serving as a repository for credential safekeeping this library allows technicians to configure - as well as edit - various scan credentials as and when needed. All the scan credentials associated with Asset Explorer will be stored in this library.

Supported Credential Types and Protocols

Credential Types Protocol Purpose
Windows Scan Credentials WMI Protocol Scanning Windows Workstations/Servers
Unix Scan Credentials Telnet/SSH Protocol Scanning Unix Workstations/Servers
Device Scan Credentials SNMP V1/V2 Protocol Scanning devices like printer,router etc.
VMware Device Specific Scan Credentials VMWare Protocol Scanning VMware devices
Remote Access Credentials Depends on the type of Remote Control Tool being used Establishing remote connection with workstations

Configuring Scan Credentials - using Credentials Library

To configure Scan Credentials:

  1. Click on Add New Credential (available at the top-right corner)

  2. Select Credential Type (Windows WMI, Telnet/SSH Protocol, SNMP V1/V2, VMWare (OR) Remote Control)

  3. Provide a suitable Name and Description

  4. Enter the Username and Password

  5. For Telnet/SSH credentials specify:

  6. For SNMP V1/V2 credentials specify:

  8. For VMWare credentials specify:
  10. For Remote Control Credentials specify:

  11. Save the Credentials.


  • Remote Control Credentials need to be specified while establishing Remote Control with client machines. For more information on this, click Remote Control Tools.
  • Credentials configured using Credentials Library will be available for use under: Network Scan and Individual Scan.

Configuring Scan Credentials: from Network Scan (or) Windows/Device Scan

It is also possible to configure Scan Credentials from Network Scan (OR) Windows/Device Scan page using Add New Credential button. To know more about this, click on:

Credentials configured using Credentials Library available under Network Scan (on left) and Individual Scan (on right) pages

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