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[Connections] [Creds] Allow persistence of credentials across session

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  • Pete commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If use the "manage as" function the credentials are not passed to the RDP session, Instead I get a invalid credentials prompt then have to re-enter them.

  • Ryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Happy for it not to keep the password for my admin account saved, but I would love to be able to save a DOMAIN\Username as the account to use every time, and just prompt for the password every session. Cut back on unnecessary typing.

  • _dandy_ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For the love of god, yes--let me save credentials.

    Running this on Windows 10, it's bad enough it thinks it should use my Microsoft (Hotmail) account to log into my servers by default.

  • Rabbani Syed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    let have an option to save credentials for each session so that admin do not have to login each time for all servers

  • Rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This. I seem te get a rediculous amount of credential popups, some don't seem to be functioning.

  • Hamish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Option to remember the username between sessions for each server and only prompt for the password when logging in

  • Avi Samocha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! I keep getting this: "These credentials are stored for this session only"

    Also, in my case, we have multiple separate forests/domains and Honolulu is installed on a server in one of the domains. I would like to be able to manage all servers/VMs from one Honolulu server.

    Although I can add a server from another forest/domain, I can't save the credentials for its connection.

  • Jean-Francois Aprea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes ! Feature needed. Losing credential doesn't preserve the SME Experience.
    I suggest to build a Protected Storage environnment that we can easaly move with Export and Import functions.
    It think you can be inspired from RDM (Remote Desktop Manager from Devolutions: good credential mangement with local or remote storage (SQL) and folder heritance for sessions. Look at https://devolutions.net/. Always available to exchange with you and the team. Jeff/

  • Jacob Benson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have admin accounts that are separate from our workstation logins. We need to be able to save/persist those credentials across sessions.

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