Managing the password for local accounts

You can specify any valid local user account and password. In most cases, however, you would specify Administrator or an account with similar privileges for which you want to manage the password. If you select the Manage this credential option for an account, the Privileged Access Service handles all periodic password changes and validation for the account. You can configure a separate “proxy” account to perform these tasks on Windows systems, if needed.

For other system types, the “proxy” account performs a similar function but is specifically used as a substitute for the root account.

For more information about password and system management for Windows systems, see the following topics: