A Backup Exec logon account stores the credentials of a user account that you use to access a resource, such as a Windows computer. Backup Exec logon accounts enable Backup Exec to manage user names and passwords and can be used to browse resources or process jobs. Using Backup Exec logon accounts enables you to apply credential changes to the jobs that use them.
Backup Exec logon accounts are used to browse local and remote resources. Whenever the Backup Exec logon credentials are passed between the media server and the remote resource, the credentials are encrypted.
Backup Exec logon accounts can also be associated with selection list entries at the device level such as shares, databases, etc. If you need to edit the credentials, you can edit the Backup Exec logon account and the changes will be applied to the selected resources that use the Backup Exec logon account.
Backup Exec logon accounts are not user accounts. When you create a Backup Exec logon account, an entry for the account is entered into the Backup Exec database; no operating system accounts are created. If your user account credentials change, you must update the Backup Exec logon account with the new information. Backup Exec does not maintain a connection with the user account.
Table: Types of logon accounts