Linking Credentials to Computers

When you create a credential for a managed computer (a computer that EmpowerID inventories), you can link that credential to one or more computers. Once a computer credential is linked to a computer, users can request access to it using those credentials. All access occurs through RDP or SSH sessions via EmpowerID's Privileged Session Manager.

When a request for a computer credential is approved, users check out the credentials to initiate RDP (Windows) or SSH (Linux) sessions. Once their tasks on the computer are complete, they check in the credentials to end the session.

  1. On the navbar, expand Privileged Access and click Computers.

  2. On the Computer page, click the Computer Credentials tab and then search for the computer credential that you want to link to a computer.

  3. Click the Display Name link for the computer credential.

    This directs you to the View One page for the credential. View One pages let you view information about a resource in EmpowerID an manage it as needed.


  4. On the View One page, expand the Computers accordion and then click the Add Computer button.


  5. In the dialog that appears, type the name of the computer in the Computer field and then click the tile for the computer to select it.

  6. Click Save to save your selection and close the dialog.