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Managing Credentials

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

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View and manage credentials on the Credentials tab of the Patch Manager System Configuration > Security and User Management view. Use the actions associated with this tab to change a password, add a new credential, or delete a credential.

Changing Credentials' Passwords

When you change a user account password in Windows, you must also change the corresponding credential's password in Patch Manager.

To change a credential's password:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Patch Manager System Configuration, and then select Security and User Management.
  2. In the center pane, click the Credentials tab.
  3. Select the credential you want to modify.
  4. In the Actions pane (right), click Change Password.
  5. In the Change Password window, enter and confirm the new password.
  6. Click Save.

Adding New Credentials

Add credentials whenever you need new or different credentials to access a managed resource.

To add a new credential:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Patch Manager System Configuration, and then select Security and User Management.
  2. In the center pane, click the Credentials tab.
  3. In the Actions pane (right), click Add Credential.
  4. In the Add user window, enter the new user name in UPN or pre-Windows??2000 format. For example:

Note: To specify a local account with a consistent user name and password across several resources, use .\ in front of the user name. For example, enter .\administrator for the local Administrator account.

  1. Enter and confirm the new password.
  2. Click Save.

Note: When you add a new credential, map it to the appropriate resources using the Credential and Credential Ring Rules Wizard. For additional information, see "Managing Credential Rings".

Deleting Credentials

Delete credentials in the Patch Manager console to remove them from the Patch Manager database.

To delete a credential:

  1. the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Patch Manager System Configuration, and then select Security and User Management.
  2. In the center pane, click the Credentials tab.
  3. Select the credential you want to delete.
  4. In the Actions pane (right), click Delete.
  5. In the confirmation dialog, click Yes.

Note: If the credential is currently associated with one or more managed resources, map the resources to a new credential in the Credential and Credential Ring Rules Wizard. For additional information, see "Managing Credential Rings".

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