Setting up Run As credentials for the Plug-in for Windows

SnapCenter uses Run As credentials to authenticate users for SnapCenter operations. You should create Run As credentials for installing the plug-in package and additional Run As credentials for performing data protection operations on databases.

About this task

You must set up Run As credentials for installing plug-ins on Windows hosts. Although you can create Run As credentials for Windows after deploying hosts and installing plug-ins, the best practice is to create Run As credentials after you add SVMs, before you deploy hosts and install plug-ins.

Set up the Run As credentials with administrator privileges, including administrator rights on the remote host.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Run As Credentials.
  3. Click New.
    The Run As Credentials window is displayed.
  4. In the Run As Credentials page, do the following:
    For this field… Do this…
    Run As name Enter a name for the Run As credentials.
    Username Enter the user name used for authentication.

    You must add the domain name as the prefix to the username. For example, domain\username.

    Password Enter the password used for authentication.
    Authentication Select Windows as the authentication mode.
  5. Click OK.