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This section describes the Credentials Vault feature of Rapid Recovery.
Understanding the Credentials Vault
Adding accounts to the Credentials Vault
Viewing or changing accounts saved in the vault
Credentials Vault is a usability feature of Rapid Recovery release 6.3 and later that manages account login credentials used within the Rapid Recovery Core Console. Use of this feature is optional.
When performing operations such as adding a machine or cluster to protection, setting up virtual export or replication, connecting to a repository, archiving or restoring archived recovery points, and so on, you are prompted to enter account credentials. For each user account, credentials include the user name, password, and a description field to identify the account. After you enter your credentials, if you choose to, you can add them to the Credentials Vault.
Thereafter, the next time you want to perform an operation in the Core Console that uses the same account, instead of manually entering your user name and password, you can select the account from a drop-down menu.
The Credentials Vault simplifies management of your passwords. For example, if your organization has a security policy mandating password changes at frequent intervals, one visit to the Credentials Vault page can let you easily update your password for each user account accessed from the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
The Credentials Vault is unobtrusive. Sections of the Core Console UI that are enabled for the Credentials Vault include a + sign next to the User name field when prompted for credentials.
As its name implies, the Credentials Vault includes security features. For example:
At any time, you can open the Credentials Vault page in the Core Console to view and manage accounts saved in the Credentials Vault. If no accounts have been entered yet, optionally, you can add them directly from this page.
Command Line and PowerShell scripts exist to support this feature. For more information about the Credentials Vault, see the Rapid Recovery 6.3 Commands and Scripting Reference Guide.
You can add accounts to the Credentials Vault from the Credentials Vault page, or from practically any Rapid Recovery Core Console window or wizard in which account credentials are requested.
Follow this procedure to add accounts to the Credentials Vault.
The Add New Account dialog box opens.
If you already entered your account user name and password, those fields are populated. By default, the Description field populates with the current system date and time.
Caution: Replace the default text with a unique text string that clearly describes the account it represents.
Quest strongly recommends adding well-planned descriptions for accounts held in the vault. Consider the following points:
The Add New Account dialog box closes, and your account credentials information is saved securely to the vault.
Follow this procedure to view accounts in the Credentials Vault, or to edit, merge, or remove accounts.
The Credentials Vault page appears. For each account, the user name, description, and utilization appears.
The Edit Account dialog box appears.
NOTE: Since passwords are not viewable, if you have any concerns about the password associated with this account, simply re-enter the appropriate password in the Password field.
The Merge to Account dialog box appears.
The Merge to Account dialog box closes, the screen refreshes, and the account records are merged.