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Change Credentials for a Sensor

Deployed sensors require different procedures to change credentials. Many sensors test and monitor applications that require credentials (an account name and password). When a sensor requires credentials, Exoprise CloudReady synthetics require validation before the credentials are updated. This is to ensure that the sensors are correct prior to deployment.

Changing Passwords

Currently, there are three ways to change the password for a sensor that has credentials:

  • Reconfigure Sensor
    Reconfiguring a sensor that is running on a private site requires the Management Client, performs validation and ensures that the credentials are correct before updating the sensor configuration.
    To Reconfigure a sensor, navigate to the details page for the sensor and then click ‘Reconfigure’ in the left-hand menu.
  • Edit Sensors
    For sensors that require a username and password, you can change the password, in bulk, from the Edit Sensors page Edit Sensors page.

    1. Select any sensor by clicking the checkbox. They should be the same type and using the same account. You are just changing the password, not the account that is being used.
    2. Click the drop-down at the top of the page and select the item ‘Change Credentials…’
    3. Use the following form to change the credentials for the sensor

Be careful changing the password using this methodology as no validation is performed. You can’t change the account using this method as a safety precaution. To change the account and credentials you must use the API or Reconfigure and Validate the sensor.

  • PowerShell API
    You can use the PowerShell Management API to update the credentials and configuration of sensors. This can be utilized with automation of multiple systems where you want to synchronize credentials across multiple systems.

Changing Account or Username

Changing the account name for a sensor that runs with credentials has more restrictions than updating the password. You can only change the account name via the PowerShell API or by reconfiguring the sensor.