The Credentials system stores login or community string information for Windows (WMI Active Monitors and WMI Performance Monitors) 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 at Go > 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.