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Managing Windows Credentials

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The Windows Credentials view allows you to configure and save Windows credentials for use when scanning Windows DHCP devices on your network. The following sections provide instructions for managing Windows credentials for your devices.

Adding Windows Credentials

The following procedure helps you store Windows credentials for Orion IPAM. Orion IPAM attempts to communicate with your DHCP network devices using these credentials.

IPAM needs the Windows account to have the Interactive log on rights, that is, Allow log on Locally.

To add a Windows Credential to Orion IPAM:

  1. Click IP Addresses in the menu bar.
  2. Click IPAM Settings.
  3. Click Manage Windows Credentials for Scope scans.
  4. Click Add in the tool bar.
  5. Provide an appropriate Display Name for your new credential.

    The Windows Credentials view uses the Display Name to reference the different Windows credentials you have saved.

  6. Enter the Password of your new credential.
  7. Click Save.

All Windows credentials are sent in clear text during configuration only. Consider updating credentials while locally logged into the IPAM server or over an HTTPS connection. The Windows account specified within IPAM must be on the DHCP server and of the three following groups: DHCP Users, DHCP Administrators and or local Administrators. IPAM impersonates the specified account on the local computer in order gain access. If the IPAM computer is not within the same windows domain as the DHCP server, the IPAM computer must have the identical account and password.

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