SovLabs Credentials

SovLabs Credentials allows better management of credentials across SovLabs vRA configuration items.

Overview

Once an Credential is configured, it will be encrypted. SovLabs Modules that use the Credential configuration will provide a drop-down list of relevant Credential configurations to choose from.


Prerequisites

  • If utilizing SSH keys, have the full SSH private key readily available along with the SSH Key passphrase, if a passphrase is required
  • If using a simple login username and password, have the credentials readily available

Manage Credential Configuration

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Manage Credential Configuration vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
Manage Credential Configuration
Manage Credential Configuration

FieldValue
Action

Choose whether to create, update or delete a SovLabs credential

Filter by type

Shown if Action is 'Update' or 'Delete'

Select the appropriate Type to filter existing credentials by

Credential

Shown if Action is 'Update' or 'Delete'

Select an existing credential to update or delete

Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label

Type

Shown if Action is 'Create' or 'Update'

Select type of Credential

Subtype

If shown, normally the OS type

Connection method

Select the connection method

Key used?

Shown when 'Connection method' is SSH based

Check the checkbox to use an SSH Key

Username

Username that has necessary permissions

Password

Shown if Key used? is not checked

User's password

SSH Key

Shown if Key used? is checked

SSH Key

SSH Key Password

Shown if Key used? is checked

SSH Key password, if any


Usage

Use by selecting a SovLabs Credential configuration in any SovLabs Endpoints and/or Configurations