Identify Target Applications and Connectors

Credential Manager protects remote applications by associating specific user accounts with the applications. You then apply password policies for these accounts.
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Credential Manager protects remote applications by associating specific user accounts with the applications. You then apply password policies for these accounts.
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The following graphic shows the relationship between the target application, the target connector, and the target account. The value of the Application Type field determines the target connector and its relevant settings. The target account is then associated with the application. Multiple target accounts can be associated with a single target application.
PAM App, Connector, Account
PAM App, Connector, Account
Application Types and Target Connectors
An application type corresponds to a third-party operating system, database, directory, or other application that is remote to 
Privileged Access Manager
. These target applications contain privileged accounts that are protected by passwords, cryptographic keys, and other mechanisms. Credential Manager manages these applications using target connectors. 
The target application type has a one-to-one relationship to the target connector, which enables Credential Manager to communicate with the remote target application. When you specify an application type, you are configuring the associated target connector.
Target applications can contain one or more target accounts. The applications are grouped by the server where they are hosted, known as the target server. A target server can contain one or more target applications.
Out-of-the-Box Application Types
Each out-of-the-box application type has a related target connector that enables Credential Manager to communicate with remote target application. After you select an application type, the related tabs for the associated target connector display in the Add Target Application dialog. Configure the target connector by completing the configuration settings.
The UI uses the term
 application type 
not target connector.
List of Out-of-the-Box Application Types
Credential Manager currently provides out-of-the-box target connectors for the following applications:
  • Active Directory
  •  AWS Proxy Access Credentials
  •  AWS Access Credentials
  • Azure AD 
  •  BMC Remedy 
  • CA NIM
  • Cisco
  • HP Service Manager
  • IBM i
  • Juniper Junos
  • LDAP
  • MSSQL
  • MYSQL
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto
  • RADIUS/TACACS+ 
  • ServiceNow
  • SPML
  • UNIX
  • VMware ESX/ESXi
  • VMware NSX Controller
  • VMware NSX Manager
  • VMware NSX Proxy
  • WebLogic
  • Windows Remote
  • Windows Proxy
  • API Key 
See Out-of-the-Box Application Types in the UI
To see the list of out-of-the-box application types in the UI:
  1. Log in to the UI.
  2. Select 
    Credentials, Manage Targets, Applications
    .
  3. Select 
    Add
    .
  4. In the 
    Application Type
     field, look at the drop-down list to see all the options.
Custom Application Types and Target Connectors
If the out-of-the-box application types and target connectors are not sufficient for your remote applications, you can build custom target connectors. A Custom Connector framework is available for 
Privileged Access Manager
. This framework provides the necessary components to deploy a target connector framework and the required APIs to build custom target connectors.
The target connector framework and the custom target connectors enable password viewing and password changes to your remote target system.
For information about how to deploy the software and build a custom target connector, see Add a Custom Target Connector.
Target Connector Configuration
After you select an application type, a new tab for the target connector displays. This tab has the configuration settings for the connector. For fields descriptions of each connector, select the relevant connector from the Table of Contents in the left pane.