Step 6. Specify Credentials

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    At the Credentials step of the wizard, specify credentials of a user that has administrative privileges on the Veeam Backup for GCP appliance. This user can be the Default Administrator created during the initial configuration of the Veeam Backup for GCP appliance, or a user created during further work with Veeam Backup for GCP.

    If you have not added the service account beforehand, click Manage accounts or Add to add the necessary service account. For more information on adding service account, see the Credentials Manager section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.


    Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is not supported in GCP Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication.

    When you add a Veeam Backup for GCP appliance, Veeam Backup & Replication saves in the configuration database a thumbprint of the TLS certificate installed on the appliance. When Veeam Backup & Replication connects to the appliance, it uses the saved thumbprint to verify the appliance identity and to avoid the man-in-the-middle attack. For details on managing TLS certificates, see the Replacing Security Certificates section in the Veeam Backup for GCP User Guide.

    If the certificate installed on the Veeam Backup for GCP appliance is not trusted, Veeam Backup & Replication will display a warning. In the warning window, you can do the following:

    • Click View for the detailed information about the certificate.
    • Click Continue to trust the certificate.
    • Click Cancel if you do not trust the certificate. However, in this case you will not be able to connect to the appliance.


    When you update a certificate on an appliance, this appliance becomes unavailable in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. To make the appliance available again, acknowledge the new certificate at the Credentials step of the Edit Veeam Backup for GCP Appliance wizard. For more information on how to open the wizard, see Editing Appliance Settings.

    Step 6. Specify Credentials