Enabling Secure mode on HID Units (Basic, Advanced) - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.9

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Secure mode is available for HID units that support it. When it is enabled, Telnet, FTP, and SSH protocols are disabled, and communication between the HID access control unit and Access Manager is encrypted.

Before you begin

The HID Admin password is required to enable Secure mode.

What you should know

It is considered a best practice to enable Secure mode on HID access control units, because it protects against packet sniffing, replay attacks, and injection attacks.

For supported firmware versions, refer to the Security Center Release Notes.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Access Control task and select the Roles and units view.
  2. Select an access control unit from the entity browser and click the Properties tab.
  3. In the Connection settings section, enter the Admin password.
  4. In the General settings section, select Secure mode.
  5. Click Apply.