The credentials to be used for connecting to remote Machines are provided in the Credentials view and stored between the program sessions. Thus, you can specify the credentials once for Machine, Group or Network, and they will be applied automatically when required.
Although the credentials are stored in a strongly encrypted state, it is still possible for an intruder to decrypt the credentials.
Credentials set on the Network item are used to set the same credentials for all the Machines in the network.
Credentials defined for an individual Group are used when several domains or workgroups with different administrative accounts are present in the network.
The function of specifying credentials for an individual Machine is mainly used to set credentials for separate Machines with unique accounts in the network.