Step 3. Specify Credentials
At this step of the wizard, enter user credentials to connect to the specified computer.
The account must be a member of the Local Administrator group.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 uses the specified credentials for different purposes depending on the type of the backup proxy:
- For a domain backup proxy, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 uses credentials for entire communication with the backup proxy server.
- For a workgroup backup proxy, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 uses credentials only to connect to a computer in a workgroup and upload backup proxy components to this machine. After the backup proxy is deployed, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 uses an SSL certificate to communicate with the backup proxy server.
Once a new proxy is added, you will be prompted to create a new backup repository on this proxy. You can dismiss this step and create a backup repository later. For more information, see Adding Backup Repository.