Changing the Directory authentication setting - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You can choose to turn Directory authentication on or off on each computer, by changing the TLS channel policy setting in their respective GeneralSettings.gconfig file.

What you should know

Directory authentication is enabled at Security Center installation when you choose the recommended security settings, or by selecting Always validate the Directory certificate when you choose the custom security settings.

After Security Center is installed, if you want to change this setting, you must edit the GeneralSettings.gconfig file on each computer.


  1. Open the GeneralSettings.gconfig file in the configuration folder with a text editor.
    The configuration folder is found under the Security Center installation folder (default = C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.9\ConfigurationFiles).
  2. Edit the <tlsChannel policy="value"> tag.
    Change the value to "AllowAll" to disable Directory authentication, or to "TrustedOnly" to enable it.
  3. Save your changes and restart the Genetec Server service.