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

About this task

Credentials that are used to manage endpoints require administrator privileges. The credentials must also have rights to connect by using VMware Remote Console. These rights enable users to connect to vApps by using VMRC.

You typically provide organization administrator credentials for vCloud Air or vCloud Director. You can also use vCloud Air or vCloud Director system administrator credentials. If you work regularly with multiple organizations, consider using vCloud Air or vCloud Director system administrator credentials. Do not attempt to manage both types in the same instance of vRealize Automation.


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. Enter a user name in the User Name text box.
  5. Type the password in the Password text boxes.
  6. Click the Save icon (Save).

What to do next

Now that your credentials are stored, you can create an endpoint. See Create a vCloud Endpoint for vCloud Director.