In reference to Is there a way to integrate or pull creditials from Cyberark to Solarwinds? (yay circular references), we use a tool similar to cyberark - where there is a managed password for a service account. This means that both a: I cannot have that password and b:it'd be nice if that password as entered into solarwinds can be changed automatically, as well as in the gui.
Via API would be a nice option here.
So the idea is:
say the NCM stored credential, the SAM credential, the NPM polling credential, UDT's AD credential, the credential to poll vsphere, SMTP credential, all of these would use the same service account and password. Yet say 30 days down the road, we'd need all of those passwords to be changed automatically. I don't want to have to go into each of the modules mentioned and each of the places mentioned just to update the credential for one, and two I'd like that to be able to be done automatically.
An easy way to fix this at least short term would be to let credential selection be universal. Not unlike the custom property checkbox where it says:
you're using this credential for
(checkbox dropdown list of potential places for this credential to be available).
That way we don't have to enter it into 16 places, 3 of which we're going to forget until the related services fail. I'm not exaggerating on the 16 places, either.
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