A login in TNI is a set containing a username and a password (or a community string for SNMP), which are used to access remote assets during scanning.

Management of Storage logins

Each TNI Storage may contain sets of logins for each of the following protocols: Windows, SSH, SNMP, and VMWare.

To display it, switch to the last tab of the program and click Default logins on the sidebar.

By default, there are only two standard logins in this set:

  • Current user: login of the Windows user running TNI;
  • Common communities: public SNMP community.

The standard logins cannot be changed or deleted.

To create a new login for one of the protocols, click the Add button below that protocol’s list

When adding a new login, an alias should also be specified along with the username and password (or community string for SNMP). An alias is a unique identifier that will be used when working with a particular login in TNI. Aliases enable adding logins with the same usernames.

The added login is displayed in its protocol’s list.

To edit a username or password, click on its field in the list. To change an alias, double-click it.

You can specify the default login for each protocol by clicking the options button to the left of it. This login will be used when scanning assets for which no logins have been specified explicitly.

Logins can be added and edited in the Scanner mode right before scanning. For details, see the Managing added tasks – Setting logins section.

Assigning logins to network nodes

If a network node is always scanned with the same login, it can be assigned to it.To do this, select the asset in the Network tree, switch to the to the last tab of the program and click Logins on the sidebar.All logins for the protocol that can be used to scan the selected asset will be shown. To assign one of them to the asset, click the small chain icon to the left of the alias. The linked chain icon and blue highlighting indicate that this login is assigned to the selected asset.

Any login can be assigned to several network nodes at once. To do this, select the nodes or their group in the Network tree and select the assigned login in the list.

When remote assets are scanned for the first time, logins that successfully provided access are automatically assigned to them.