Managing Credentials

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides you with the ability to store your OS login and password, Amazon EC2 instance private keys or SSH keys to your Linux machines. Refer to the following topics:

Adding Credentials

To add new credentials, do the following:

  1. Click Settings in the left pane of the product.

  2. Go to the Inventory tab.

  3. Click Manage.

  4. In the dialog that opens, click Credentials.

  5. In the Manage Credentials dialog that opens, click Add Credentials.

  6. Then, do the following:

    • Type: Select the type of credentials:

      • To add a username and password, fill out the Username, Password, and Description fields and click Save.

      • To add a private key to an Amazon EC2 instance or a Linux physical machine, do the following:

        1. Private key:Select Private Key from the Type menu.

        2. Username: Enter a username for the private key.

        3. Password: Create a password for the private key.

        4. Repeat password: Repeat password.



          Note

          If you generated your key with a passphrase, you have to enter this passphrase into the Password and Repeat password boxes.



        5. Locate and select the private key.



          Note

          Supported key formats: RSA, DSA

          Supported file extensions: no extension, .pem, .key, .cer, .der, .txt



        6. Fill out the Description box.

        7. Click Save.

You can now assign the credentials while creating jobs.

Editing Credentials

To edit credentials, do the following:

  1. Click Settings in the left pane of the product.

  2. Go to the Inventory tab.

  3. Click Manage.

  4. In the dialog that opens, click Credentials.

  5. Hover the mouse pointer over the record that you would like to edit, and click Edit.

  6. Make any required changes, and then click Save

Deleting Credentials

Do the following:

  1. Click Settings in the left pane of the product.

  2. Go to the Inventory tab.

  3. Click Manage.

  4. In the dialog that opens, click Credentials.

  5. Hover the mouse pointer over the record that you would like to delete and click Delete.

  6. Click Delete in the confirmation dialog box that opens.