External credential storage

A ServiceNow instance can store credentials used by Discovery and Orchestration in an external credential repository rather than directly in a ServiceNow credentials record.

The instance maintains a unique identifier for each credential, the credential type (such as SSH, SNMP, or Windows), and any credential affinities. The MID Server obtains the credential identifier from the instance, and then uses a customer-provided JAR file to resolve the identifier from the repository into a usable credential.