Setting up your Run As credentials for the SnapCenter Plug-ins Package for Linux

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 Linux hosts. You must set up the Run As credentials for the root user or for a non-root user who has sudo privileges to install and start the plug-in process.

Best Practice: Although you are allowed to create Run As credentials for Linux 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.


  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, enter the Run As account information:
    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 that are to be used for authentication.

    You must add the domain name as a prefix to the user name.

    Authentication Mode Select the authentication mode that you want to use.
    Use sudo privileges Select the Use sudo privileges check box if you are creating Run As credentials for a non-root user.
  5. Click OK.

After you finish

After you finish setting up the 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.