Step 2: Create Endpoint Credentials

Configure Endpoint Credentials


Configure credentials to enable access to managed resources, clouds, physical infrastructure, etc. A credential needs to be configured for each managed entity (endpoint). Endpoints that have common authentication (ex: multiple vCenter servers) can share a single credential as long as appropriate permissions are configured at each endpoint.

Steps:
1. Select “Credentials” under vCAC Administrator menu
2. Select “New Credentials“ 

You will now configure an endpoint for vSphere (vCenter) and one or more vCloud Orgs in the following sections.

vCAC Credentials Menu Location 

Setup vCenter Endpoint Credentials

Steps:
1. Enter a name and description that identifies the credential (ex: the endpoint or account name).
2. In the “Username” field, enter the account name that will be used to access vCenter (typically a service account). Make sure this account has appropriate access to vCenter. For active directory accounts, you may need to specify the domain in DOMAIN\username format. In this example, a service account is specified for access to the vCenter endpoint managing the vSphere hosts (the endpoint itself will be configured later).
3. Enter the account password and verify.
4. Click the green check mark when done. 

 vCenter Credentials Example

Setup vCloud Endpoint Credentials

vCloud Director credentials are configured PER ORG. Each Org can have unique credentials or a common local or LDAP account can be used to access all vCloud Orgs. In this config, a local (non-domain) account “admin” is used to access all Orgs. On the vCloud side, a local account called “admin” and common password is created for each Org. This will allow for a single Credential to be used for access to all Org Endpoints.

Steps:
1. Enter a name and description that identifies the vCloud Director Org endpoint.
2. In the “Username” field, enter the account name that will be used to access the vCloud Director Org.
3. Enter the account password and verify.
4. Click the green check mark when done.

 vCloud Director Credentials Example