Important: Host credentials are encrypted and stored securely in the vault.
Add host credentials to authenticate with discovered hosts and gain insights into resources, and resource instances, without requiring an agent.
There are two authentication methods available; authenticate with discovered Linux/macOS hosts on port
22 using Secure Shell (SSH), and authenticate with discovered Windows hosts on ports
5985 using Windows Remote Management (WinRM).
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.
Tip: Each time a credential is added, the discovery run starts automatically.