Some useful terms - Security Center Federation™ term list - Security Center 5.9 - 5.10

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A cardholder entity represents a person who can enter and exit secured areas by virtue of their credentials (typically access cards) and whose activities can be tracked.

cardholder group

A cardholder group is an entity that defines the common access rights of a group of cardholders.


A credential entity represents a proximity card, a biometrics template, or a PIN required to gain access to a secured area. A credential can only be assigned to one cardholder at a time.


An event-to-action links an action to an event. For example, you can configure Security Center to trigger an alarm when a door is forced open.

federated entity

A federated entity is any entity that is imported from an independent system through one of the Federation™ roles.

federated identity

A federated identity is a security token that is generated outside of your own realm that you accept. Federated identity enables single sign-on, allowing users to sign on to applications in different realms without needing to enter realm-specific credentials.

federated system

A federated system is a independent system (Omnicast™ or Security Center) that is unified under your local Security Center through a Federation™ role, so that the local users can view and control its entities as if they belong to their local system.


The Federation™ feature joins multiple, independent Genetec™ IP security systems into a single virtual system. With this feature, users on the central Security Center system can view and control entities that belong to remote systems.

Federation™ host

The Federation™ host is the Security Center system that runs Federation™ roles. Users on the Federation™ host can view and control entities that belong to federated systems directly from their local system.

Omnicast™ Federation™

The Omnicast™ Federation™ role connects an Omnicast™ 4.x system to Security Center. That way, the Omnicast™ entities and events can be used in your Security Center system.

Remote configuration

The Remote configuration task is an administration task that you can use to configure federated Security Center entities without logging off from your local Config Tool.

reverse tunneling

Reverse tunneling is a technique used on servers protected behind a firewall to avoid having to open inbound ports to receive requests from clients found on the other side of the firewall. Instead of having the client contact the server, the communication is reversed. The client generates a keyfile that includes an identity certificate about itself that the server uses to contact the client, hence, eliminating the need to open any inbound port on the server.

Security Center

Security Center is a truly unified platform that blends IP video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition, intrusion detection, and communications within one intuitive and modular solution. By taking advantage of a unified approach to security, your organization becomes more efficient, makes better decisions, and responds to situations and threats with greater confidence.

Security Center Federation™

The Security Center Federation™ role connects a remote independent Security Center system to your local Security Center system. That way, the remote system's entities and events can be used in your local system.