The Credentials system stores login or community string information for Windows (WMI Active Monitors, WMI Performance Monitors, and the Web Task Manager) and SNMP devices in the WhatsUp Gold database. The system supports SNMP v 1, 2, and 3.
Credentials are configured in the Credentials Library (found on the web interface menu in the WhatsUp section of the GO menu at Configure > Credentials Library) and used in several places throughout the application. They can be associated to devices in Device Properties > Credentials, or through the Credentials Bulk Field Change option.
A device needs SNMP credentials applied to it before SNMP-based Active Monitors will work. Similarly, NT Service Checks must have Windows credentials applied.