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TACACS+ User Experience monitor

This component monitor uses synthetic transactions to test user authentication through the TACACS+ protocol. The synthetic transaction does the following:

  1. Connect to server.
  2. Send TACACS+ credential and shared secret.
  3. Validate response.
  4. Measure response time.


This component monitor does not compute a statistic.

Field Descriptions


This field provides a default description of the monitor. You have the ability to override the default description by adding to or replacing the text, which will then be automatically saved. The variable to access this field is ${UserDescription}.

Enable Component

Determines whether the component is enabled. Disabling the component leaves it in the application in a deactivated state not influencing either SolarWinds SAM application availability or status.

Credential for Monitoring

Select a TACACS+ credential or create one in the Quick Credentials section.

Port Number

This field is the TACACS+ protocol connection port. The default value is 49.

Secret Key

This field is the TACACS+ protocol shared key.

Response Time Threshold

This field allows you to set the warning and critical threshold conditions based on the response time. The response time is the time in milliseconds it takes SolarWinds SAM to determine that a component is not Down and to retrieve any statistical data. See setting Application Monitor Thresholds for more information.

User Notes

This field allows you to add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.