Logging in to Network Inventory
To start working with Network Inventory, you need to log in to the system. To log in, provide your credentials in the Log in to Network Inventory window:
If you use a Windows account, Network Inventory authenticates you with your current Windows credentials. Just review your Windows user name in the Username field and click OK to proceed.
If you use a Standard account, type in your user name and password in the Username and Password fields, and then click OK to log in.
NOTE: You can choose to hide the Log into Network Inventory window and log in automatically. For details, see Applying advanced preferences: Showing and hiding the Login dialog.
IMPORTANT: Before you log in to Network Inventory for the first time, you may need to import the Database Access Key to your local computer. For details, see Importing the Database Access Key.
TIP: If you have difficulties to log in to Network Inventory, contact your Network Inventory administrator.
Working with multiple connections
Sometimes you may need to work with more than one Network Inventory database or log in to the Network Inventory under different accounts (for example, when testing the workflow). These scenarios require creating additional connections. A connection is a combination of the credentials for your personal Network Inventory technician account and the information about the database to connect.
You can create as many connections as you need. When you have more than one connection, the Log in to Network Inventory window shows the Connection drop-down list, and you can choose the desired one when logging in to Network Inventory.
To manage connections, click Manage Connections and use the Connection Manager to create, modify, or delete your connections or to import a Database Access Key.
Connection - the connection to the Network Inventory database (available when more than one connection exists).
Database - the Network Inventory database to connect to (available in the advanced Log in to Network Inventory window).
Authentication - your authentication type (available in the advanced Log in to Network Inventory window).
Username - your Network Inventory user name (required for Standard Authentication).
Password - your Network Inventory password (required for Standard Authentication).
Save password - stores your password so that you do not have to type it in the next time you log in to Network Inventory (applicable for Standard Authentication).
Manage Connections - opens the Connection Manager where you can create and manage all the connections that are available on your system.