Components installed with External Credential Storage

The following components are installed with the External Credential Storage plugin.

External credential storage business rule

The External Credential Storage business rule performs the following tasks when an administrator makes any change to the external credential storage property:

  • Changes the view for the Credentials record list and form to the External Storage view. This view enables users to to see the Credential ID column in the list.
  • Instructs the MID Server to refresh its credentials cache in preparation for a change in the way credentials are obtained.

External credential storage property

A property called Enable External Credential Storage [com.snc.use_external_credentials] enables or disables the External Credential Storage plugin after it is activated. The property is located in Discovery Definition > Properties and Orchestration > MID Server Properties, and is enabled when you activate the plugin.

If you disable external credential storage with the system property, the system automatically sets all the external credentials to inactive in the instance. If you re-enable the feature with this property, the system does not reset the external credential records to active. You must reactivate each credential record manually.