Managing credentials PowerFlex Manager requires a root-level username and password to access and manage PowerFlex nodes, switches, VMware vCenter, element managers, PowerFlex Gateway, and operating system resources. Child TopicsUpdate a credential in PowerFlex ManagerIf the password for a resource or component is manually changed outside of PowerFlex Manager, you must update the credential in PowerFlex Manager with the new password. Update a credential for a PowerFlex node in a serviceWhen you view details for a service, PowerFlex Manager displays all PowerFlex nodes and credentials, regardless of whether they are in the service. If a PowerFlex node changes, update the username and password through the service actions. Create a credentialYou can create a credential on the Credentials Mangement page. Alternatively, you can create a credential while you are editing a template. If you select a credential that was created on the Credentials Management page, do not provide the username and password, since they are part of the credential definition. Edit a credential You can edit the name, username, and password associated with a credential. Delete a credentialTo remove a credential that is part of a service, you must first remove the service. Updating passwords for system componentsYou can update the passwords for some system components from PowerFlex Manager.