Manage Access Credentials in JDisc Discovery

Dear JDisc users,

JDisc Discovery requires access credentials to get excellent and complete inventory information. Configuring access credentials can be difficult and, in some cases, dangerous if not used properly. JDisc Discovery uses a variety of protocols and APIs to obtain information, and all of them require credentials. Furthermore, there are different locations where to configure access credentials. You can configure access credentials 

  • to access Windows computers that belong to a specific Windows domain
  • to access Windows computers that belong to a particular DNS domain or Active Directory organizational unit
  • to define a list of default accounts probed for each device for various operating system platforms and APIs
  • specify access credentials on JDisc group levels

It is essential, especially for domain credentials, to use a single password. Otherwise, the domain controller might lock the account.

But how do you keep track of all those access credentials and avoid duplicate definitions and multiple password configurations for a specific account?

Hope you like it and that it helps to troubleshoot your access credential definitions…


About The Author

Thomas Trenz
I own and manage JDisc and its network inventory and discovery products. Before I started JDisc, I worked quite a long time for Hewlett-Packard developing software for network assessments and inventory projects. Feel free to contact me on Linked-In or Xing.

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