Security Center 18.104.22.168 includes the following platform enhancements.
- Passive authentication using OIDC and SAML 2.0
- To achieve a seamless and secure single sign-on experience, Security
Center now supports third-party authentication
using OpenID Connect and SAML 2.0. These authentication protocols are used by leading
identity providers. You can now authenticate with these providers to access Security
Center with your corporate identity. This
feature has been validated with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Active
Directory Federated Services, Keycloak, and Ping Identity.Centralized user management provides three main benefits:
- A better user experience that eliminates the need to remember separate passwords for Security Center.
- Stronger security that can impose advanced authentication requirements, like the use of smart cards or multifactor authentication.
- Easier compliance that automatically applies account and password management policies used across your organization to Security Center.
Use the new Authentication Service role to configure third-party authentication. Any Active Directory Federation Services roles detected on your system during upgrade is automatically migrated to the new role type.
Third-party authentication is available on workstations, web clients, and mobile devices. For more information on third-party authentication, refer to What is third-party authentication?.
- User Group CSV Import
- To simplify the process of associating Security
Center user groups with an external identity
provider, administrators can now import user groups from a CSV configuration file that
has the minimum set of required fields.
A new Import button for user groups was added to the Properties page of Authentication Service roles that use OpenID and SAML2.
For more information, refer to Importing user groups from a CSV file for third-party authentication.
- Importing entities from AutoCAD
- As part of the system design process, the position of security devices like cameras,
readers, and panels is often identified on digital floor plans in computer-aided design
software used by architectects and engineers. To benefit from this placement, device
name, type, and location are now included when importing floor plans to Security
Center in AutoCAD format. Importing this data
eliminates the need to manually add entities in Plan Manager and assign units to them.
Readers can be assigned to doors automatically by following basic formatting rules in
AutoCAD, which saves users from having to assign devices to the imported entities.
For more information, refer to Importing map objects from AutoCAD.
Active Directory enhancements
- Synchronize images in background
- To synchronize data with Active Directory as quickly as possible, images are now processed separately. When synchronizing a large number of users, cardholders, credentials, and groups with images, this separation allows critical data to be synchronized immediately, with images processed gradually in the background