Setting passwords for Media Gateway RTSP streaming (Basic, Advanced) - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.9

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To ensure restricted access to Media Gateway RTSP streams, administrators must set a strong password in the Media Gateway role for every authorized user account.

Before you begin

What you should know

By default, Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) streaming requires user authentication. Any Security Center user account can be used to request these video streams, but a separate Media Gateway password must be set for each RTSP user configured in the role.

Password complexity requirements are enforced for RTSP passwords.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Media Gateway role and click the Properties tab.
  3. If required, enable RTSP.
    RTSP streaming is enabled. By default, User authentication is switched ON.
  4. Under the Accessible to list, click Add an item ().
  5. Select a Security Center user to grant RTSP access and click Add.
    The New password dialog box opens.

  6. Enter a password for RTSP streaming.
    This password is different from the user password for the account.
    Best Practice: Set a long, unique, and random password for each RTSP user.
  7. Click Apply.