Configuring logon accounts

Description

A Backup Exec logon account stores the credentials of a user account that you use to access a resource, such as a Windows computer. Backup Exec logon accounts enable Backup Exec to manage user names and passwords and can be used to browse resources or process jobs. Using Backup Exec logon accounts enables you to apply credential changes to the jobs that use them.

Backup Exec logon accounts are used to browse local and remote resources. Backup Exec logon accounts can also be associated with selection list entries at the device level such as shares, databases, etc. If you need to edit the credentials, you can edit the Backup Exec logon account and the changes will be applied to the selected resources that use the Backup Exec logon account.

Backup Exec logon accounts are not user accounts. When you create a Backup Exec logon account, an entry for the account is entered into the Backup Exec database; no operating system accounts are created. If your user account credentials change, you must update the Backup Exec logon account with the new information. Backup Exec does not maintain a connection with the user account.

You can view, create, delete, edit, and replace Backup Exec logon accounts using the Logon Account Management dialog box.

The dialog box displays property information for each Backup Exec logon account you create. It also displays your default Backup Exec logon account and the user name that is currently logged on to the media server. To view this information, select the Network menu, and then click Logon Accounts.

The following types of logon accounts are included in Backup Exec:

Table: Type of logon accounts

Type of logon account

Description

Default Backup Exec logon account

Used to browse local and remote resources, make backup job selections, and restore data.

Backup Exec system logon account

Used to access most or all of your resources. It contains the Backup Exec Services credentials.

Backup Exec logon account

Used to manage Backup Exec user names and passwords, browse local and remote resources, process jobs, and apply credential changes to the jobs that use them.

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices.

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