You must store administrator-level credentials for your environment so that vRealize Automation can communicate with your 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

Credentials used to manage endpoints must have administrator privileges.


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


  1. Select Infrastructure > Endpoints > Credentials.
  2. Click New Credentials.
  3. Enter a name in the Name text box.
  4. (Optional) : Enter a description in the Description text box.
  5. Type the user name in the User name text box.

    For example, my_admin_credentials.

  6. Type the password in the Password text boxes.
  7. Click the Save icon (Save).

What to do next

Now that your credentials are stored, you are ready to create an endpoint. See Create an Endpoint for Physical Machines.