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Configuring Credentials and Credential Rings Rules

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Use the Credential and Credential Rings Rules Wizard to configure the credentials and credential rings rules Patch Manager needs to use to communicate with each of the managed resources defined in the previous section.

Patch Manager needs administrator permissions on managed resources to execute certain tasks. The following procedure allows you to specify the credentials for each group, or type of system. You can also limit Patch Manager users' access to resources using User Preferences and additional credential rings.

For additional information about managing access to Patch Manager resources, see "Managing Patch Manager Users and Security" .

To configure credentials and credential rings rules:

  1. In the tree view in the left pane of the application, select Patch Manager System Configuration.
  2. Click Configure Security and User Management in the center pane.
  3. On the first page of the wizard, enter new credential information for each managed resource:
    1. In the User Name field, enter the username in UPN or flat format. For example, enter DOMAIN\user. Note: To add a common local computer account, enter .\ before the username. For example, enter .\administrator to specify the local Administrator account for several computers.
    2. Enter and confirm the password for that user account.
    3. Click Add.
    4. Repeat these steps for any additional accounts you want to add.
  4. Click Next.
  5. If you entered more than one credential, map each resource to the appropriate credential:
    1. Select the resource you want to modify, and then click Change Assigned Credential.
    2. Select the credential you want to assign to that resource.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Repeat these steps to customize any additional resources.
  6. Click Finish.
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