SolarWinds Database Credential Best Practices

Hi Everyone,

I am setting up a new SolarWinds environment.  In the past I would have one SQL credential for the Orion database and one for Netflow and one for EventLog.  What is best practice?  Have one credential for each database or can I use one SQL credential to manage the three databases?


  • I don't think it makes a big difference once way or another as long as you end up putting whatever credentials into your secret management tools so future admins can get to the passwords as necessary.  It doesn't really provide a meaningfully different risk mitigation, but if it helps you sleep at night you can use 3 accounts if you like.