Creating and Modifying Authentication Objects

The process for creating and editing Authentication Objects is similar to other managers: click New to create a new object, or select an existing object from the list and click Open to modify it. Delete an object by first selecting it and then clicking Delete. See the Authenticator Editor for specific details about the entries associated with authentication objects.

Figure 16-9  Authentication Type

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The types that appear in this dialog depend on the installed device drivers.

When performing deep discovery, you must typically have the correct device driver installed and at least one authentication object (for example: an SNMP authentication object specifying a public read community). If you want to interact with a device using a command-line interface (like Telnet), you must create a Telnet/SSH authentication object.