Logging on manually

You can also log on to any target system you add to the Privileged Access Service without using any account information that’s stored in the Privileged Access Service. You can use any valid credentials to log on manually to a target system.

To log on by specifying a user name and password:

  1. In the Admin Portal, click Resources, then click Systems to display the list of computers and network devices.
  2. Select a system to display system-specific details.
  3. Click the Actions menu, then click Enter Account.
  4. Type the user name and password and click Login.

    Depending on how authentication rules and authentication profiles are configured for the system and account, you might be required to respond to an additional authentication challenges before logging on.

If the credentials you specify are valid for the target system, logging on starts a new interactive secure shell or remote desktop session on the target system. Within the secure shell or remote desktop session, most operations—such as cut and paste or resizing of windows—work as you would expect them to. For more information about working in the remote session, see Connecting to target systems.

Successful and failed login attempts and active sessions are recorded as recent activity in the dashboard, in your workspace, and in the list of system activity.