Step 8. Specify User Credentials
At the Guest OS step of the wizard, do the following:
- From the Create the following administrator credentials drop-down list, select a user whose credentials will be used by Veeam Backup & Replication to create the Default Admin account on the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance.
For a user to be displayed in the Create the following administrator credentials drop-down list, it must be added to the Credentials Manager. If you have not added a user to the Credential Manager beforehand, you can do it without closing the New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Appliance wizard. To add a new user, click either the Manage accounts link or the Add button, and then specify a user name, password and description in the Credentials window.
- In the Use the following key pair field, select a key pair that will be used to authenticate against the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance.
For a key pair to be displayed in the list of available key pairs, it must be created in Microsoft Azure as described in Microsoft Docs. If you have not created a key pair beforehand, you can do it without closing the New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure wizard. To do that, click Add and, in the New Key Pair window, specify a name for the key pair and the path to a folder where the pair will be located.
If you choose to create a new key pair, the key pair will be stored in the resource group that you have specified at step 4 of the wizard. However, if you have selected the (create new) option when specifying the resource group, Veeam Backup & Replication will store the created key pair in the VeeamSSHKeys resource group.