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
From the left menu, click [Accounts] tab, click the [Credentials] link on the upper right side.. In the
Manages the selected credential.
Limits the displayed credentials based on the adapter or credential types.
Description of user-defined name that you provide to manage the credentials. Not the account user name.
Adapter type for which the credentials are configured.
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.