Manage Credentials in BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux

On the Hosts > Host Credentials page, you can manage remote host access credentials. A credential is locally persisted account information (local or domain account) that can be used to authenticate a remote session on a given host, usually in the form of Secure Shell (SSH) credentials. Console credentials and remote credentials are not synchronized. Changes to credentials in the console are not propagated to hosts. When an action runs, an error is displayed on the Tasks page when console credentials and credentials on the host do not match.

Types of credentials:

  • Host credentials: Credentials that can access a host. Username and password are saved locally, typically SSH credentials.
  • Password Safe credentials: You cannot change the Password Safe credentials on the Credentials page. Passwords are not saved in the console.

For more information on Password Safe credentials, please see Import Password Safe Managed Accounts.

Add Credentials

On the Credentials page:

  1. Select Manage Credentials > Create Credential.
  2. Click Create Credential.
  3. Enter the following required information:
    • Username
    • Description
    • Password
    • Confirm Password
  4. Click Save.

Update Credentials

On the Credentials page:

  1. In the Credentials list, select the credential to be updated. The Update Credential section is displayed.
  2. Update any of the below information:
    • Description
    • Password
    • Confirm Password
  3. Click Save.

Delete Credentials

On the Credentials page:

  1. In the Credentials list, select the credential to be removed. The Update Credential section is displayed.
  2. Select Delete Credential and confirm by clicking OK.