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Adding host credentials

Adding host credentials


Add host credentials to authenticate with discovered hosts and gain insights into resources, and resource instances, without requiring an agent. Host credentials are encrypted and stored securely in the vault.

There are two authentication methods available; using Secure Shell (SSH) authenticate with Linux or macOS hosts on port 22, and using Windows Remote Management (WinRM) authenticate with Windows hosts on ports 5986 and 5985.

CAUTION: Using each SSH and WinRM credential you provide, Puppet Discovery attempts to authenticate with each discovered host until successful authentication. This process repeats every 30 minutes, using previous successful credentials first. Depending on the configuration of your network management and security sensors, Puppet Discovery's activities may trigger alerts or an active response.
Restriction: Puppet Discovery does not accept the OpenSSH private key format.
Tip: Each time a credential is added, the discovery run starts automatically.
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