Before installing MySQL Enterprise Monitor, gather credentials (a root user ID and password) for all the MySQL servers you plan to monitor. MySQL Enterprise Monitor Agent installation requires a dedicated user in each monitored MySQL server, and optional limited and general users the installer can create for you.
With MySQL 5.5.16 and higher, you can configure these user IDs to authenticate using the PAM Authentication plug-in. Currently, MySQL Enterprise Monitor does not support authentication through the Windows Native Authentication plug-in.
The following sections outline the users associated with MySQL Enterprise Monitor.