Test credentials for Discovery and Orchestration You can test your credentials directly from the Credentials record without launching a Discovery or an Orchestration workflow. Before you begin Role required: discovery_admin, admin About this taskYou can submit a credential record first and then test it later, or test the credential immediately before saving it. The exceptions are Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials, which must be saved prior to testing. Note: Credentials are encrypted at all times during the test. Credential testing is supported for these credential types: SSH (including private keys) Windows SNMP (including v3) VMware JDBC JMS AWS This procedure assumes you are testing the credential before submitting it. Procedure Navigate to Discovery > Credentials and click New. Select the type of credentials to create. Enter your credentials in the record fields. Under Related Links, click Test credential. The test runs immediately for AWS credentials. There are no test fields to complete for these credentials, because they do not use a MID Server and are based on the account specified in the credentials record. For all other credential types, complete the fields in the Test Credential dialog box. Figure 1. Test credentials dialog box Table 1. Credential test fields Field Description Credential type Target Target host on which these credentials are run. This value must be an IP address for all credential types except VMware, which can be the host URL. Note: For JMS, this is the provider URL. The information in this URL tells JNDI how to find and access the JMS Provider. An example value for connecting to ActiveMQ V5.1, is tcp://ipAddressOrHostName:61616. All Port Port on the target to use for this test. The system pre-populates this field with the default port for the selected credential type. All MID Server MID Server to use for this test. You must use a Windows MID Server to test Windows credentials. All DB Type Type of database on which to test these credentials. JDBC DB Name Name of the database on which to test these credentials. JDBC Initial Context Factory Name of the JNDI class that is used to create the InitialContext. Using this Initial Context Factory, various JMS objects, such as JMS Connection, are created. For example, to connect to ActiveMQ V5.10, (JMS Provider), the value in this field would be org.apache.activemq.jndi.ActiveMQInitialContextFactory JMS Click OK to begin the test. An indicator appears, showing that the system is attempting to contact the target using the credentials you have provided. When the instance connects to the target it displays a success message. If the instance encounters a problem with the test inputs you have provided, it displays the appropriate error message. The following are some common error messages. Incorrect target or port number: Figure 2. TCP connection failure Incorrect user name or password: Figure 3. Authentication failure Incorrect MID Server for Windows credentials: Figure 4. MID Server error Click Retry to open the test Credential dialog box and correct the input error. When your credentials test is successful, click Submit to save the record. Important: Testing credentials does not ensure that the credentials have the necessary privileges required for the intended Discovery or Orchestration workflow tasks.