Global Defaults enable you to specify a credential for the resource type globally. You can assign existing credentials as global defaults or you can define the credentials in Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu, and assign it to a resource type. This is useful when a resource does not have an explicitly defined credentials.

Note: If a resource already has an explicitly defined credentials, Global Default does not override the credentials of that particular resource.
Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu supports following object types to assign default credentials:
  • vCenter
  • Oracle Accounts
  • Image Registry
  • vRealize Network Insight
  • Windows VM
  • Linux VM


Ensure that you have the required permissions. For more information, see Overview Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu Roles.


  1. Click Discovery from the main menu.
  2. On the left navigation section, go to Settings > Credentials.
  3. Select the Global Defaults tab.
  4. Select an object type to which you want to assign the credentials.
  5. Click Update Defaults.
  6. Select a credential from the list.

    If you do not have a defined credential, select Add Credential, enter the credentials, and alias.

  7. Click Update.