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Assigning Credentials

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USM Anywhere enables you to assign credentials to an asset, to an asset group, and to group members.

Assigning Credentials to an Asset

In USM Anywhere, you assign a defined credential set to an individual asset in order to use the credentials for authenticated scans, Active Directory scans, and AlienApp for Forensics and Response actions on the host. You can assign assets to a credential set in the Credentials page, or you can perform this task from the Assets page.

To assign a credential on the Credentials page

  1. Go to Settings > Credentials.
  2. In the line of the credential you want to assign, click the icon.

    Click the Usage icon to manage the asset assignments for the credential set

  3. At the bottom of the dialog box, enter part of the asset name in the field.
  4. This displays the matching items below the field. You can enter more text to filter the list further.

  5. Select the asset to assign to the credential set.
  6. Enter part of the asset name and select it from the list of matching items

    After you select the asset, the dialog box displays the item at the top. If needed, you can enter text for another asset name and select it to assign multiple assets for the credential set.

  7. Next to the displayed asset name, click Test to execute a test connection to the asset using the credentials.
  8. Click the icon to close the dialog box.

To assign a credential on the Assets page

  1. Go to Environment > Assets and locate the asset.
  2. Next to the asset name, click the icon and select Assign Credentials.
  3. In the Choose Credentials drop-down list, select the credentials to use.
  4. Select Assign Credentials to use credentials for system-level access to the asset

    Note: If the needed credentials do not already exist, you can select Create New Credentials to define them in USM Anywhere. Use the information in the earlier procedure to create the new credential set. Select Edit Credentials if you want to modify any information.

  5. (Optional.) Set the Jump Box option if you want to authenticate through another asset.

    Select the checkbox and use the field to search for the asset you want to use as an authentication server.

  6. Click Test to execute a test connection to the asset using the selected credentials.
  7. Click Save.

Assigning Credentials to an Asset Group

In USM Anywhere, you assign a defined credential set to an asset group in order to use the credentials for authenticated scans, Active Directory scans, and AlienApp for Forensics and Response actions on members of the group. You can assign asset groups to a credential set in the Credentials page, or you can perform this task from the Asset Groups page.

Important: When you assign a credential to an asset group, USM Anywhere will assign the credential to the asset group instead of assigning it to all of its members. If you want to assign a credential to all members of a group, see Assign Credentials to Group Members.

To assign a credential on the Credentials page

  1. Go to Settings > Credentials.
  2. In the line of the credential you want to assign, click the icon.

    Click the Usage icon to manage the asset assignments for the credential set

  3. Click the Asset Groups tab in the dialog box.
  4. At the bottom of the dialog box, enter part of the asset group name in the field.
  5. This displays the matching items below the field. You can enter more text to filter the list further.

  6. Select the asset group to assign to the credential set.
  7. Enter part of the asset group name and select it from the list of matching items

    After you select the asset group, the dialog displays the item at the top. If needed, you can enter text for another asset group name and select it to assign multiple asset groups for the credential set.

  8. Click the icon to close the dialog box.

To assign a credential on the Asset Groups page

  1. Go to Environment > Asset Groups
  2. Next to the asset group name, click the icon and select Assign Credentials.
  3. In the Choose Credentials drop-down list, select the credentials to use.
  4. Select Assign Credentials to use credentials for system-level access to the assets in the group

    Note: If the needed credentials do not already exist, you can select Create New Credentials to define them in USM Anywhere. See Creating Credentials for Vulnerability Scans to create the new credential set. Select Edit Credentials if you want to modify any information.

  5. Click Save.

Assigning Credentials to Group Members

  1. Go to Environment > Asset Groups.
  2. Click the icon next to the asset group name and select Full Details.
  3. Click Actions > Assign Credentials to Group Members to open the Configure Asset Group Members popup window.
  4. Select the credentials to use or create a new one, see Creating Credentials for Vulnerability Scans
  5. Click Save.