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NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides you with the ability to store your OS login and password, Linux physical machine and Amazon EC2 instance private keys. These credentials can then be used to connect to the machines. Refer to the following topics:

Adding 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 Manage 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 a 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 the 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. 

          Information

          • 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

Do the following:

  1. Click Settings in the left pane of the product.
  2. Go to the Inventory tab.
  3. Click Manage credentials.
  4. Hover the mouse pointer over the record that you would like to edit, and click Edit.



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



  5. Click Delete in the confirmation dialog that opens.

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