SQL Monitor uses password authentication for SQL Monitor users, by default, but ideally will be configured to authenticate via Active Directory, which allows the administrator to limit user access to individual monitored servers, or groups of servers. The Monitoring service can also use Active Directory accounts to connect to monitored servers.
This section addresses common authentication problems and provides additional resources for further guidance.
- Resetting Your SQL Monitor Password
- Unable to access administrator account
- Can't log in to SQL Monitor with Active Directory
- User or group doesn't exist
- Can't connect to Active Directory authentication service
- Incorrect service account credentials
- Disabling AD Authentication in SQL Monitor
- Managing user roles
Documentation page about managing the built-in SQL Monitor user roles.
- Authenticating with Active Directory
How to set SQL Monitor to authenticate users with their Active Directory credentials.
- Viewing component information and log files
The logs can be very revealing if you are having any connection or authentication problems.