SNMPv3 credentials

SNMP credentials accept a privacy protocol and an additional privacy key and are available for Discovery and Orchestration.

Discovering SNMP uses all community strings that are configured. This behavior does not apply to discovering SNMPv3. These fields are available in the Credentials form for SNMPv3.
Table 1. SNMP v3 form
Field Input value
Name Unique and descriptive name for this credential. For example, you might call it SNMP Community Atlanta.
Active Enable or disable these credentials for use.
Applies to Select whether to apply these credentials to All MID serversin your network, or to one or more Specific MID servers. Specify the MID Servers that should use these credentials in the MID serversfield.
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 serversfrom the Applies tofield.
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.
User name Enter the SNMP user name. Avoid leading or trailing spaces in user names. A warning appears if the platform detects leading or trailing spaces in the user name.
Authentication protocol Select the authentication type to use for this credential. The choices are MD5 and SHA.
Authentication Key Enter the authentication key to use for this credential.
Privacy protocol Select the encryption protocol for this credential. The choices are:
  • 3DES
  • AES128
  • AES192
  • AES256
  • DES
Privacy key Enter the key associated with the selected privacy protocol.
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 credential store 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 credential store 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.