Goverlan will always use the logged in users credentials where the console is running by default. However Goverlan Credential Manager can help you set up alternate user names and passwords for different aspects of your network. If you would like to learn more about how authentication works with Goverlan, see Understanding Goverlan Security

Credential Manager Main screen

Finding the Credential Manager

You can find the Credential Manager in a few different locations in Goverlan.

Settings Menu

Credential Manager in the Settings Menu

Command Tab

Credential Manager in the Command Tab

On Demand Actions

Goverlan will automatically detect if you are not authorized to perform an action and give you the oportunity to supply the proper credentials. 

On demand credentials prompt

Adding entries to the Credential Manager

You can add a wide variety of credentials to the Credential Manager. You can also define which credentials are applied based on specific criteria. 

Step 1: Add a Credential Scope

Credential Scopes

Credentials Scopes tell Goverlan when to apply a credential. The following Scopes are supported:

  • Computer or Server - A single hostname or IP address that the credentials will apply to.
  • IP Range - A full IP range of nodes that the credentials will apply to. IPv4 and IPv6 are supported. Entries can be entered in CIDR format.
  • Domain - An entire domain that the credentials will apply to. Both Domain Short Name and FQDN are supported.

Adding Domain Wide Credentials

Note: If a Domain scope is selected you will be given the following choices.

  • Use Credentials for Administration Only - This option will apply the credentials for Active Directory administration only.
  • Use Credentials for account administration & remote administration of computers which belong to this domain - This option will apply the credentials for Active Directory administration and Computer Administration.

Domain credential type

Step 2: Add the username and password

Supply the credentials that will correspond to the scope. "." credentials are supported for the remote systems local authentication.

The credential type can also be specificed here. The following credential types are supported:

  • Windows Authentication
  • Intel vPro AMT Services
  • VNC
  • RDP

Note: Domain scopes will always use the Windows Authentication type

Choose credential type

Step 3 Click Ok to add the credentials.

The credentials will now be saved in the Credential Manager. Any action take against an Active Directory object or Computer will use the credentials specified in the CM.

Credential Manager with Entries

Adding/Modifying multiple entries to the Credential Manager at once


  • You can also add/edit multiple machine entries at the same time via the [...] button:




  • This will then open the Select Computers window, effectively allowing you to add multiple machines in bulk indiviually, by domain selection, IP scan, or even via an import file of TXT or CSV.



  • After selecting your machines in bulk youll be presented with the New Credentials window demonstrating <> in the Target Name area: 


  • After inserting the specified credentials for the group of machines, they will appear in the Credentials Manager. 



  • From here you can simply CTRL or SHIFT click a group of credentials and right-click to reveal the Change Credentials context menu, which will then allow you to modify the set credentials for the selected machines. 

Searching through Credentials

Searching through credentials can be ahcieved via the << search >> box in the upper right hand corner of the Credential Manager. Simply enter anything that can pertain to any Credential Manager object, machine name, username, IP address etc and the Credential Manger will automatically filter the credentials list based on your search. 



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