Configuring Run As account credentials for an individual SQL Server resource

You can configure Run As account credentials to perform data protection jobs on individual SQL Server resources for each user. While you can configure the credentials globally, you might want to do this only for a particular resource.

About this task


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Run As Credentials.
  3. To add a new Run As account, click New.
  4. In the Run As Credentials page, configure the credentials for the Run As account:
    For this field… Do this…
    Run As name Enter a name for the Run As account.
    Username/Password Enter the user name and password that are to be used for SQL Server authentication.

    Add the domain name as the prefix to the user name.

    Authentication mode Select the SQL Server authentication mode.

    You can also choose Windows authentication if the Windows user has sysadmin privileges on the SQL server.

    Host Select the host.
    SQL Server Instance Select the SQL Server Instance.
  5. Click OK to add the Run As account..
  6. In the left navigation pane, click Resources.
  7. In the Resources page, select Instance from the View list.
    1. Click , and then select the host name to filter the instances.
    2. Click to close the filter pane.
    Note: The Run As account option does not apply to databases and availability groups.
  8. In the Instance Protect page, protect the instance, and if required, click Configure Run As Credentials.
    If the user who is logged in to the SnapCenter Server does not have access to SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server, then the user has to configure the Run As credentials.