Setting up credentials for SnapCenter Custom Plug-ins

SnapCenter uses credentials to authenticate users for SnapCenter operations. You should create credentials for installing SnapCenter plug-ins and additional credentials for performing data protection operations on databases or Windows file systems.

About this task

If you set up credentials for individual resource groups and the username does not have full admin privileges, you must assign at least the resource group and backup privileges to the username.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Settings page, click Credential.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the Credential page, specify the information required for configuring credentials:
    For this field… Do this…
    Credential name Enter a name for the credentials.
    User name Enter the user name and password that are to be used for authentication.
    • Domain administrator or any member of the administrator group
      Specify the domain administrator or any member of the administrator group on the system on which you are installing the SnapCenter plug-in. Valid formats for the Username field are:
      • NetBIOS\UserName
      • Domain FQDN\UserName
    • Local administrator (for workgroups only)

      For systems that belong to a workgroup, specify the built-in local administrator on the system on which you are installing the SnapCenter plug-in. You can specify a local user account that belongs to the local administrators group if the user account has elevated privileges or the User Access control feature is disabled on the host system. The valid format for the Username field is: UserName

    Password Enter the password used for authentication.
    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.

    Use sudo privileges Select the Use sudo privileges check box if you are creating credentials for a non-root user.
    Note: Applicable to Linux users only.
  5. Click OK.

After you finish

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