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Configure the credential identifier

Configure the credential identifier

Configure the credential identifier in the instance.

Before you begin

Role required: Admin

About this task

The form appears in the External Storage view and contains fields only visible when the system property Enable External Credential Storage is selected.


  1. Navigate to Discovery > Credentials or Orchestration > Credentials.
  2. Click New.
  3. Select a credential type.
  4. Complete the Credentials form using the fields from the table.
    Field Description
    Name Enter a unique and descriptive name for this credential.
    Active Enable or disable these credentials for use.
    User name Enter the user name to create in the Credentials table. Avoid leading or trailing spaces in user names. A warning appears if the platform detects leading or trailing spaces in the user name.
    Password Enter the password.
    Credential ID Enter the unique key configured for external credentials in the JAR file uploaded to the MID Server for an external credential system. The Credential ID field has a limit of 40 characters.

    This field is only visible when the External Storage check box is selected.

    Tag Allow workflow creators to assign individual credentials to any activity in an Orchestration workflow or assign different credentials to each occurrence of the same activity type in an Orchestration workflow.
    External Storage Select this check box to use an external credential storage system. When you select this option the User name and Password fields are replaced with the Credential ID field. External credential storage is only available when the External Credential Storage plugin in activated.
    Note: Currently, the only supported external storage system is CyberArk.
    Applies to Select whether to apply these credentials to All MID servers in your network, or to one or more Specific MID servers. Specify the MID Servers that should use these credentials in the MID servers field.
    MID servers Select one or more MID Servers from the list of available MID Servers. The credentials configured in this record are available to the MID Servers in this list. This field is available only when you select Specific MID servers from the Applies to field.
    Order Enter the order (sequence) in which the platform tries this credential as it attempts to log onto devices. The smaller the number, the higher in the list this credential appears. Establish credential order when using large numbers of credentials or when security locks out users after three failed login attempts. If all the credentials have the same order number (or none), Discovery or Orchestration tries the credentials in a random order.
  5. Select the External Storage check box.
    The User name and Password fields disappear, and the Credential ID field appears.
    Figure 1. Configuring external credentials
    Configuring external credentials
  6. In Credential ID, enter the unique key configured for these credentials in the external repository.
    This is the ID passed to the Java class in the parameter map:
    public static final String ARG_ID   = "id";

    The MID Server uses this identifier to resolve the actual credentials on the repository.

  7. Click Submit.