Credentials window

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The Credentials window enables you to view, create, edit, and delete credentials. You can access this window by selecting Settings > Setup > Credentials.

Credentials are information (such as IP address or host name, user name and password) that is stored on a target system (server or controller) and is used to connect to that specific system and to execute commands.

  • Credentials table

  • Toolbar

Credentials table

The Credentials window displays existing credentials in a table format. You can customize the table display by using the filtering and sorting features available for each column, as well as by rearranging the column order.

  • Filter icon enables or disables filtering for the entire table. A red "x" appears over the icon if filtering is disabled.

  • Double-clicking Filter icon clears and resets the filtering selections.

  • Filter icon on each column header enables you to filter based on the content of the columns. Clicking Filter icon in a column allows you to filter on a specific item from the drop-down list or on all available items.

  • Clicking the column header toggles between ascending and descending order of sorting. You can identify the applied sort order by the sort arrows (Sort up icon for ascending and Sort down icon for descending).

  • To rearrange the location of columns, you can drag and drop columns to place them in any required order. However, you cannot hide or delete any of these columns.

  • Clicking the Search filter text box allows you to search for specific content. In addition, you can search using supported operators for the applicable column type, Alphabetic or Numeric.

The following table lists the supported operators for alphabetic and numeric columns in the Credentials table, available from the Search filter text box.

Alphabetic Numeric
  • Contains

  • Does not contain

  • Starts with

  • Ends with

  • Equals

  • Does not equal

  • Reset

  • Equals

  • Does not equal

  • Less than

  • Greater than

  • Less than or equal to

  • Greater than or equal to

  • Between

  • Reset

The Credentials table contains the following columns:

  • Type

    Displays the type of credential.

  • Name/IP Address

    Displays the IP address for the credential.

  • Host Name

    Displays the host name for the credential.

  • Login

    Displays the user name associated with the credential.

  • Match

    Displays the match type for the credential. Match types are as follows:

    • Exact: defines credentials for a specific IP address or host name

    • Pattern: defines credentials for the entire subnet or IP range, or host name range

      Pattern is a regular expression that is used for matching a string—​for example, 10.10.10. matches any IP address in the range 10.10.10.0 through 10.10.10.255, and host matches host names starting with the string host.

Toolbar

The toolbar is located above the column header. You can use the icons in the toolbar to perform various actions. These actions can also be accessed from the right-click menu in the window.

  • Test connectivity icon (Test Connectivity)

    Opens the Test Connectivity dialog box, which enables you to test the credentials.

  • New icon (New)

    Opens the New Credentials dialog box, which enables you to create a new credential.

  • Edit icon (Edit)

    Opens the Edit Credentials dialog box, which enables you to edit the selected credential.

  • Delete icon (Delete)

    Opens the Delete Credentials confirmation dialog box, which enables you to delete the selected credential.