Setting up your 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 SnapCenter plug-ins and additional Run As credentials for performing data protection operations on Windows file systems.

About this task

You must set up Windows Run As credentials before installing 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.
  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.
    User name/Password Enter the user name and password used for authentication.

    You must add the domain name as the prefix to the username.

    Authentication Mode Select the authentication mode that you want to use.

    If you select the SQL authentication mode, you must also specify the SQL server instance and the host where the SQL instance is located.

  5. Click OK.

After you finish

After you finish setting up Run As credentials, you might want to assign Run As credential maintenance to a user or group of users on the My SnapCenter Assets page.