Choosing Startup Account and Authentication
When configuring the
- Startup Account — This is the Windows account under which the
AutomationServer is running. This account defines the security context for all operations performed by the AutomationServer. By default, the built-in Network Serviceaccount is used. You can keep the default settings or select another account.
IMPORTANT: Network Inventory requires that the Automation Server runs under a Windows account with sufficient rights to access network resources. Otherwise, the Direct Network Scan may fail or work incorrectly. If you plan to use Network Inventory, we recommend that you keep the default Network Service startup account or choose a dedicated Windows user account with the same network permissions. However, avoid using the Local System account, which is restricted from network access. If you choose Network Browser as your discovery option, use the Windows domain startup account for your Automation Server.
- Connection — The Database Access Key imported to the
AutomationServer computer. The Database Access Key defines how the AutomationServer connects to the Alloy Navigatordatabase. Express