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Credentials store

As a Phoenix administrator, you can add credentials for Windows file servers, MS-SQL, and VMware workloads that you protect using Phoenix. Using the credential store, you can securely store credentials with Phoenix and then assign them to virtual machines (VMs), Windows file servers, and SQL servers at scale. You can create labels corresponding to the credentials for easier identification. 

Storing credentials within Phoenix allows you to assign credentials to one or more servers seamlessly without having to input the credentials manually each time.

 

 The credential store doesn't integrate with your infrastructure. It is a mechanism to store credentials for a group of servers (VMs, Windows file servers, and SQL servers) that need the same credentials.

 

To add a credential

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select an organization. 
  3. After you select an organization, click clipboard_e2e0363df1b29719fc51522118fba538b.png > Credentials Store on the top menu.
  4. On the Credentials Store page, click Add Credentials.
  5. In the Add Credential dialog that appears, provide the following details:
    Field Description
    Label Enter a label to uniquely identify a credential that you want to store with Phoenix. 
    Username Enter the username of the credential you want to store with Phoenix. If your account uses a domain, enter the username as domain\username. For example,  DruvaCorp\JohnDoe. 
    Password Enter the password of the credential you want to store with Phoenix. 
    Confirm Password Re-enter the password of the credential you want to store with Phoenix. 
  6. Click Save

To update a credential

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select an organization. 
  3. After you select an organization, click clipboard_e2e0363df1b29719fc51522118fba538b.png > Credentials Store on the top menu.
  4. On the Credentials Store page, select the credential you want to update and then click Update. If the credential that you want to update is associated with a workload, Phoenix shows a warning message. If you are sure about updating the credentials, click Continue.
  5. In the Update Credentials dialog that appears, enable the field that you want to update. For example, enable the Username field to update it. 
  6. Provide the new value of the field that you enable, and then click Save.

To delete a credential

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select an organization. 
  3. After you select an organization, click clipboard_e2e0363df1b29719fc51522118fba538b.png > Credentials Store on the top menu.
  4. On the Credentials Store page, select the credential you want to delete and then click Delete.
  5. In the Delete Confirmation dialog that appears, click Continue

Note: You cannot delete the credential if it is associated with a workload. Phoenix prompts you to change the configuration so that the credential is not in use before you can delete it.