9. Create a Credential

Credentials authenticate the Tower user to launch Ansible playbooks, which can include passwords and SSH keys, against inventory hosts. You can also require the Tower user to enter a password or key phrase when a playbook launches using the credentials feature of Tower.

Create a new credential by clicking the Credentials (credentials-icon) icon from the left navigation bar.


When setting up additional credentials, keep in mind that the user you assign must have root access or be able to use SSH to connect to the host machine.

Credentials - setup screen

For the purpose of this Quick Start, a demo credential has been provided for your use.

Click on the “Demo Credential” link name or the Edit (edit) button to review or edit this credential.

Credentials - review demo credential