An IaaS administrator stores administrator-level credentials so that vRealize Automation can communicate with your cloud endpoints. Because the same credentials can be used for multiple endpoints, credentials are managed separately from endpoints and associated when endpoints are created or edited.

About this task


Log in to the vRealize Automation console as an IaaS administrator.


  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Credentials.
  2. Click New Credentials.
  3. Enter a name and, optionally, a description.
  4. Type the credentials in the User name and Password text boxes.

    Cloud Platform


    Amazon AWS

    Type the access key ID into the User name text box and the Secret access key into the Password text boxes.

    For example:


    • Password: wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY

    For information about obtaining your access key ID and secret access key, see the Amazon documentation.

    Red Hat OpenStack

    Type the user name and password for Red Hat OpenStack user account.

    The credentials you provide must be a user in the Red Hat OpenStack tenant associated with the endpoint. If you have multiple Red Hat OpenStack endpoints associated with different Red Hat OpenStack tenants, you can store the credentials for a single user who is an administrator in all the tenants, or separate administrator users for each Red Hat OpenStack tenant.

  5. Click the Save icon (Save).

What to do next

Now that your credentials are stored, you are ready to create an endpoint.