The credentials are the collection configuration settings, for example, user names and passwords, that the adapters use to authenticate the connection on the external data sources. Other credentials can include values such as domain names, pass phrases, or proxy credentials. You can configure for one or more solutions to connect to data sources as you manage your changing environment.

Where You Find Credentials

In the left pane, click the Administration icon and click Credentials.

Table 1. Credentials Options



Toolbar options

Manages the selected credential.

  • Add New Credentials. Add new credentials for an adapter type that you can later apply when configuring an adapter.

  • Edit Selected Credentials. Modify the selected credentials, usually when the user name and password require a change. The change is applied to the current adapter credentials and the data source continues to communicate with vRealize Operations Manager.

  • Delete Selected Credential. Deletes the selected credentials from vRealize Operations Manager. If you have an adapter that uses these credentials, the communication fails and you cease monitoring the objects that the adapter was configured to manage. Commonly used to delete misconfigured credentials.

Filtering options

Limits the displayed credentials based on the adapter or credential types.

Credential name

Description of user defined name that you provide to manage the credentials. Not the account user name.

Adapter Type

Adapter type for which the credentials are configured.

Credential Type

Type of credentials associated with the adapter. Some adapters support multiple types of credentials. For example, one type might define a user name and password, and another might define a pass code and key phrase.