OnGuard agent authentication credentials(password) storage.

By esupport posted Oct 18, 2016 05:41 PM

  
Q:

Will OnGuard agent stores the user credentials(password)?

If yes, then where will it store the credentials on Windows and MAC OS X?



A:

OnGuard agent needs user credentials (username and password) only when the agent mode is set to authentication or authentication + health checks as shown below.

 

On Windows, the OnGuard agent stores credentials in "Windows Credential Manager".

On Mac OSx, the credentials are stored in "User Defaults System".

 

Note: The OnGuard Agent stores the user credentials after successful authentication, even the if the health checks did not pass(EX : Quarantine/not-healthy).

 

The credentials cache Interval can be configured under Administration >> Agent and Software Updates >> OnGuard Settings >> Global Agent Settings.

 

 

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