How To: Create, Verify, and Update Assigned Credentials in Protect

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    There are many different locations Credentials are listed in Protect.

     

    You can view all of your credentials are under Manage > Credentials.

    Please see here on how to define your credentials. http://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-23084

     

     

    Assigning New Credentials to Machines After They Have Been Scanned

    After one or more machines have been scanned and are contained in Shavlik Protect 's database of managed machines, you can use the Machine Properties dialog to assign different credentials or to remove credentials.

    There may be several reasons for providing different credentials to machines after a scan has been performed. If you have multiple administrators in your organization and each is responsible for a different domain, they will need to set their own credentials before performing an action. Or, your organization's policy may be to separate scan (assessment) duties from deployment duties, in which case different credentials are probably required.

    You can do this by going to

    View-Machines

    1. Right click on a single target or group of machines and click on Machine Properties
    2. Click the assign credentials for the selected machines
    3. Choose credentials and click Save.

     

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    Assigning Credentials to Individual Machines in a Machine Group

    To assign credentials to one or more machines in a machine group, in the bottom pane select the machines and then select Credentials > Set Admin Credentials.

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    On the Assign Credentials dialog, select from the list of available credentials or click New to define new credentials.

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    When credentials are applied to the selected machines, the icon in the Admin Credentials column will become active ( Credentials_applied_icon75.gif ). In addition, the name of the assigned credential is displayed next to the icon.

    Assigning Credentials to All Machines in a Machine Group

    To assign credentials to all machines in a machine group, in the top pane select Credentials > Set Credentials.

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    On the Assign Credentials dialog, select from the list of available credentials or click New to define new credentials.

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    When credentials are assigned the icon will contain a check mark (Credentials_applied_icon75.gif). In addition, the button name will change to the name of the assigned credential.

    Assigning Credentials to Virtual Machines

    There are several different tabs that can be used to add virtual machines to a machine group. The credentials that will be used to scan and/or deploy patches to these machines depends on how the machines are defined to the group and on the current power state of each machine.

    • Hosted Virtual Machines tab: Used to add virtual machines that are hosted by a server. The credentials used to scan each machine depends on the current power state of the machine.
      • A hosted virtual machine that is offline at the time of a scan will be accessed using the server's browse credentials. Any individual credentials supplied for the machine are ignored.

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      • A hosted virtual machine that is online at the time of a scan will be accessed using scan credentials for that machine. See Assigning Credentials to Individual Machines in a Machine Group, above.

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    • Workstation Virtual Machines tab: Used to add offline virtual machines that reside on individual workstations. You should assign individual machine credentials for each virtual machine defined using this tab. If appropriate, credentials can also be assigned at the machine group level. The credentials are used during the mounting process and provide permission for Shavlik Protect to access the virtual machine files on the workstation. See Assigning Credentials to Individual Machines in a Machine Group, above.
    • Machine Name tab, Domain Name tab, or IP Address/Range tab: Used to add virtual machines that reside on individual workstations and that are online at the time of a scan. See Assigning Credentials to Individual Machines in a Machine Group, above.