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Use AD account to access the Orion database

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Use an AD account for all database connections from the Orion server to the SQL server.


All Orion module versions


SolarWinds only supports SQL accounts, so the SQL instance has to be set up in mixed mode. The domain accounts will not work on the page and you will be prompted to update your database.

When you configure the SolarWinds Orion database, you are required to select the authentication method used by the NPM user to access the selected SolarWinds Orion database.

In general, SolarWinds recommends that you use SQL Server Authentication to ensure that the NPM server can always access the SolarWinds Orion database, even when it is hosted remotely on a separate server.

For the Database Account on the Configuration Wizard, create a new account by selecting a new account and creating a password.

For more information, see Prepare the SolarWinds Orion database server.


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