Change credentials for discovery

You can define a Change user operation so that operating system credentials are used for discovery instead of the default administrative level credentials.

About this task

When you define a Change user operation, the appropriate credentials for the same CI type, or a different CI type on the same or different host are used for the discovery process.


  1. Select Change user from the Operation list in one of the following locations:
    • the Identification Sections or Connectivity Sections for Service Mapping
    • the Step window for Discovery
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Use different host Select the check box to use a specific host and then fill in the host name.
    Use Different CI Type Select the check box and select the CI type from the list.


The following configuration is an example of the Change user operation.
Field Value
Hierarchy Applications > Business Integration Software
CI Type IBM WebSphere MQ Queue
Pattern WMQ Queue Unix Pattern
Section Identification for MQ Queue entry point types
Step number and Name 5. Change user credentials