Setting up a Security Center Federation™ - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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Security Center 5.7
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To set up a Security Center Federation™, you must create a Security Center Federation™ role, connect it to the remote Security Center system, and decide which events you want to federate.


  1. Open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Click Add an entity (), and click Security Center Federation™.
  3. In the Directory field, enter the name of the remote Security Center Directory.
  4. In the next two fields, enter the username and password that the Federation™ role is going to use to log on to the remote Security Center system, and click Next.
    The rights and privileges of that user determine what your local users will be able to see and do on the federated system.
  5. In the Basic information page, enter a name and description for the role.
  6. Select a Partition this role is a member of, and click Next.
    All federated entities are created in the partition you select. Only users that are part of the partition can view or modify those entities.
  7. Click Next > Create > Close.
    The new Federation™ role () is created.
  8. If you plan to host more than 100 Security Center Federation™ roles on the same server, you need to assign a different role group to every 100 roles you create.
  9. Click the Properties tab.
    The connection status should say Synchronizing entities, or Connected.
  10. Decide what happens if the connection between the Security Center Federation™ role and the federated Security Center Directory is interrupted, by configuring the following options:
    Resilient connection
    When this option is turned on, if the connection between the Federation™ role and the federated Security Center Directory server is temporarily interrupted, the Federation™ role attempts to reconnect to the remote Directory for a set amount of time before the connection is considered lost and the role goes into a warning state.
    Reconnection timeout
    Specify the number of seconds that the Federation™ role must attempt to reconnect to the remote Directory before the connection is considered lost.
  11. From the Default live stream drop-down list, select the default video stream used for viewing live video from federated Security Center cameras (default=Remote).
    If you know that a workstation does not need to follow the default settings of the Federation™ role, you can change its configuration to use the default settings of Security Desk instead.
  12. To disable users from viewing playback video from federated cameras, switch the Enable playback requests option to OFF.
  13. If you do not want to receive alarms from the federated system, then switch the Federate alarms option to OFF.
  14. In the Federated events section, select the events that you want to receive from the federated system, and click Apply.
    Events are necessary if you plan to monitor the federated entities in Security Desk, or to configure event-to-actions for the federated entities.
  15. Open the Area view task.
  16. Expand the new Security Center Federation™ role () in the area view, and make sure all the federated entities were imported by the role.
    The entity hierarchy corresponds to the area view on the federated remote system.