Add an SNMPv3 user credential in Discovery

Set up your credentials so Discovery can access SNMPv3 targets.

Before you begin

Role required: Admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Discovery > Credentials.
  2. Click New.
  3. Click SNMPv3 Credentials.
  4. Use the following table to fill in the form.
    This form creates an entry in the SNMPv3 credentials table. The SNMPv3 credentials table stores the credentials to access the targets of SNMPv3 Discovery.
    SNMPv3 credentials form
    Table 1. SNMPv3 credentials form
    Field Input Value
    Name Unique and descriptive name for this credential.
    Active If the credential can be used. Select this box to activate the credential.
    User name The user name to authenticate to the target devices. This selection must match the name that is set on the devices to be discovered. If a domain account is used to execute Powershell commands in Discovery, the user name must include the domain. Avoid leading or trailing spaces in user names. A warning appears if the platform detects leading or trailing spaces in the user name.

    This is the only required field.

    Authentication protocol The encryption protocol. This selection must match the encryption protocol that is set on the devices to be discovered. Valid options are:
    • None: No encryption is used.
    • MD5 (Message Digest version 5)
    • SHA (Secure Hash Algorithm)
    See the SNMPv3 security options table below to configure the type of security.
    Authentication key The authentication key that is set on the target devices.
    Privacy protocol The encryption standard. This selection must match the encryption standard that is set on the devices to be discovered. Valid options are None, AES128 (standard AES), AES192, AES256, DES, or 3DES.
    Privacy Key The privacy ket that is set on the target devices.
    Tag The name of a credential tag.
    Applies to The MID servers that use this credential. You can choose All MID servers, or you can create a list of Specific MID servers.
    Order The order in which the credentials are tried, if there is more than one credential for a given type.
    Table 2. SNMPv3 security options
    Option Fields to configure
    noAuthNoPriv security
    • Authentication protocol: None
    • Privacy protocol: None
    • Authentication Key: Leave blank
    • Privacy Key: Leave blank
    authNoPriv security
    • Authentication protocol: Set
    • Privacy protocol: Leave blank
    • Authentication Key: Set
    • Privacy Key: Leave blank
    authPriv
    • Authentication protocol: Set
    • Privacy protocol: Set
    • Authentication Key: Set
    • Privacy Key: Set