Basic authentication credentials The Basic Auth credential type manages access to store basic authentication credentials. This credential type is available for Discovery and Orchestration. These fields are available in the Credentials form for basic authentication. Table 1. Basic Auth credentials form Field Input value Name Enter a unique and descriptive name for this credential. For example, you might call it Basic Authentication. User Name Enter the user name. Password Enter the password. Credential ID Enter the unique key configured for these credentials in the CyberArk external credential storage system. The credential ID may be used as a safe override when multiple safes are in use. By default, the syntax in the Credential ID field is this: <safe name>:<Credential ID>. If the safe name is omitted, there must be a safe name defined in the config.xml file. To change the separator character from the default colon to another character, override the value with the optional ext.cred.safe_name parameter. The Credential ID field has a limit of 40 characters.This field is only visible when the External storage check box is selected. 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. Currently, the only supported external storage system is CyberArk. Order Enter the order (sequence) in which the platform tries this credential as it attempts to log on to 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), the instance tries the credentials in a random order.