Credentials Used for Network Traffic Analysis

Credentials Library provides the following credential types needed for retrieving flow, NBAR, and SNMP metrics.

Credential Type


Typical Use



Administrative SNMP domains (for example, networks and subnets) are defined by a shared SNMP community string.

Poll with WhatsUp Gold performance monitors with access to MIBs on any device running an SNMP agent with a default ("public") or otherwise configured community string.


User based security with SNMP message authentication for data integrity and origin authentication.

Poll with WhatsUp Gold Performance monitors for SNMP-enabled devices using SNMPv1,v2,v3.

  • Ensure message privacy between a SNMPv3 agent and management station.
  • Protect against MITM attacks due to replay.


See Also

Choosing NTA Sources

SNMP Timeout and Retry