Access Manager configuration tabs - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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You configure the settings of the Access Manager role from the Roles and units view of the Access control task in Security Center Config Tool.

Access Manager - Properties tab

Click the Properties tab to configure the general settings of the Access Manager.
Keep events
Specify how long you want to keep the events in the Access Manager database before deleting them. The access control event are used for reporting and maintenance purposes (they include events related to doors, elevators, areas, and other access control entities).
Keep the events until you manually delete them.
Select the number of days for the retention period.
If you are using the SQL Server 2014 Express database engine (included with the Security Center installation files), the database size is limited to 10 GB. A door event uses (on average) 200 bytes in the database. If you configure the Access Manager to keep door events indefinitely, the database eventually reaches the 10 GB limit and the engine stops.
Activate peer to peer
Select this option to enable the communication between Synergis™ units managed by this Access Manager.
Best Practice: Only enable peer to peer communication if you plan to create I/O zones that involve multiple Synergis™ units, or apply antipassback to areas controlled by multiple Synergis™ units. Leave this option off for better system security and performance.
Activate global antipassback
Select this option if you need to apply antipassback to areas controlled by multiple Synergis™ units. To enable this option, you must first enable peer to peer.
Best Practice: If all your antipassback areas are controlled by a single unit, do no enable global antipassback. Enabling global antipassback increases the communication between Synergis™ units.

Access Manager - Extensions tab

Click the Extensions tab to configure the manufacturer-specific connection parameters shared by access control units that are controlled by this Access Manager.
Extension for all Synergis™ units. This extension requires at least one discovery port. For more information, see Adding access control unit extensions.
Extension for all HID units, including the legacy VertX models (V1000 and V2000), the VertX EVO, and the Edge EVO controllers. For the complete list of supported controller units and firmware, see the Security Center Release Notes.

Access Manager - Resources tab

Click the Resources tab to configure the servers and database assigned to this role.
Servers hosting this role.
Database status
Current status of the database.
Database server
Name of the SQL Server service (default=(local)\SQLEXPRESS).
Name of the database instance.
Maintenance functions you can perform on the role’s database:
Create a database ()
Create a new database.
Delete the database ()
Delete the database.
Database info ()
Show the database information.
Notifications ()
Set up notifications for when the database space is running low.
Backup/restore ()
Back up or restore the database.