Analyzing the strength of administrator passwords on HID controllers (Basic, Advanced) - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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2020-11-30

For security purposes, you must change the default passwords on your HID controllers with strong administrator passwords.

What you should know

A valid administrator password is between 6-10 characters in length, and can include all printable ASCII characters from 32-126 (decimal). See http://www.asciitable.com for more guidelines.

Procedure

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Hardware Inventory task.
  2. In the Units section, click on the drop-down and select Access control unit.
  3. From the list, select your HID units.
  4. Click Generate report.
    The report indicates the strength of each HID controller.

  5. Change the password on each unit that doesn't have a Strong password.
    For instructions on how to change the password of an HID controller, refer to the technical documentation provided by the manufacturer.