Exporting unit passwords - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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After changing the password on a number of units, we recommend that you export the new passwords to a CSV file as a safety measure.

What you should know

You need the View/export video unit passwords privilege to perform this operation.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Hardware inventory task.
  2. Set up the query filters for your report.
    Choose one or more of the following filters:
    Select individual units or roles to investigate. Selecting a role is equivalent to selecting all units managed by that role.
    Source group
    Select the category of units (Access control, Intrusion detection, ALPR, or Video).
    Custom fields
    Restrict the search to a predefined custom field for the entity. This filter only appears if custom fields are defined for the entity, and if the custom field was made visible to you when it was created or last configured.
  3. Click Generate report.
    The selected units are listed in the report pane.
  4. Click Export passwords.
    The Export passwords dialog box opens.
  5. Enter the following and click Export.
    Destination file
    Location of the exported CSV file, compressed as a 7-Zip file.
    File password
    Password used to secure access to the compressed CSV file. Choose a strong password.
    User password
    Your Security Center password.
    If all went well, you get a confirmation that a 7z file has been created.
  6. Click the blue link in the message box and make sure that you can extract the CSV file using the File password you provided.
  7. Keep the password file and its password in a safe place.