Using strong passwords on access control units (Basic) - Security Center 5.11

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.11

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For security purposes, you must change the default passwords on your access control units to strong administrator passwords.

What you should know

A valid administrator password can include all printable ASCII characters from 32-126 (decimal). See for more guidelines.


  1. Generate a Hardware inventory report for the access control unit:
    1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Hardware inventory task.
    2. Turn on the Units filter, and filter by Access control unit.
    3. From the list, select the access control units for which you want to verify the password strength.
    4. Click Generate report.
  2. In the report pane, verify the Password strength column.
    NOTE: Password strength for Synergis™ Cloud Link units is only available with Synergis™ Softwire 11.1 and later.
  3. Change the password for each unit that does not have a Strong password.