Refusing basic authentication (Basic) - Security Center 5.11

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.11

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Basic authentication sends camera passwords over the network in clear text equivalent (encoded in base64). Therefore, an attacker can passively listen to capture the passwords. Basic authentication should therefore be disabled while installing cameras.

What you should know

Some camera manufacturers only support basic authentication, so disabling this authentication might prevent Security Center from connecting to some cameras.

Basic authentication is disabled by default when the recommended security settings are selected. If you want to enable basic authentication, adjust your settings on the Advanced page in InstallShield.


  1. On the Security Settings page of the Security Center InstallShield, select Custom (Advanced).
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select Refuse basic authentication.
  4. Click Install.