The Users and Passwords dialog allows managing the user names and passwords for granting access to the camera. The Group Access Control List dialog allows creating and editing groups and the corresponding access rights later on.
The maximum number of users is 100.
Minimum length for user names is 3, maximum length is 16 characters.
Minimum length for passwords is 5, maximum length is 99 characters.
Allowed characters are "A-Z", "a-z", "0-9", "." (dot), "-" (hyphen) and "_" (underscore).
Note that all entries are case-sensitive.
It is strongly recommended to change the
admin user name and the default password
Once you have finished configuring users, passwords and groups, you should always store the settings in the camera's permanent memory. Otherwise, the modified configuration will only be used until the next camera reboot. Use the Close button at the end of the dialog as it will automatically ask you to store the camera configuration to the camera's permanent memory.
Make sure that you store your password information in a secure place. Special care should be taken to retain the password
of at least one user of the
admins group. Without the password, administrative access to the camera is not possible any more and there is no possibility to
circumvent the password. It is likewise impossible to retrieve the password from a permanently saved configuration.
If the administrator password is no longer available, you will have to send the camera back to MOBOTIX for a factory reset!
Per factory default, most of the camera's screens and functions are publicly accessible. If you would like to protect the camera from public access, proceed as described in section the section called “Protecting a Camera From Public Access”.
Resetting this dialog to factory settings will not only reset the options of this dialog, but also those of the Group Access Control Lists! If you are asked to enter a user name and password after resetting to factory defaults, remember to enter
admin as user name and
meinsm as password.
You will need to enter the same password twice when creating new users or when modifying the user name; this is done to make sure that the passwords are matching.
There has to be at least one user of the
admins group. The
admin user of the admins group (password is
meinsm) is the factory-preset administrator of the camera.
Modifying a user's group does not require entering a new password.
Per factory default, three groups have been preset (admins, users, guests). The access rights of these groups are managed in the Group Access Control Lists dialog. This dialog also allows creating new groups and editing existing ones.
Users may also be assigned the
undefined group; this may be done to temporarily deactivate users or to create users before their group has been created. Users of
this group do not have any access rights.
If a group has been deleted in the Group Access Control List dialog, all users assigned to the deleted group will be assigned to the
Activate the Remove option behind the user(s) you would like to delete and click on Set at the bottom of the dialog.
Once you have finished configuring users, passwords and groups, you should always store the settings in the camera's permanent memory. If the configuration is not stored in the camera's permanent memory, all deleted user names and passwords will again be valid after the next camera reboot!
If you would like to reset all users, passwords and groups (Group Access Control Lists dialog), it may be useful to load the factory settings.
This will also reset the
admin user's password to
Make sure that you change the password for the
In the Group Access Control List dialog, deactivate all checkboxes of the Public Access row.
Create the required user groups (in Group Access Control List) and users.
Open the Scheduled Access Control dialog to restrict access to the camera to a specific user group or control organs in highly regulated work environments, for instance. For additional information on this topic, see the Scheduled Access Control by the Supervisor help page.
If you are changing the Super PIN while the Admin password is still the factory default or corresponds to the current Super PIN, the Admin password will be changed to match the new Super PIN.
Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.
Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).
Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.
Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.