Configuring HTTPS for Axis units - Security Center 5.7 SR3

Security Center Video Unit Configuration Guide 5.7 SR3

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Additional configuration is required on the unit's web page for Axis units that support HTTPS connections.


  1. Open the unit's web page.
  2. Click Setup > System Options > Security > HTTPS.
  3. Under Certificates you must either create a self signed certificate or install a signed certificate from a certificate authority.
  4. Select the certificate you just installed or created.
  5. Under HTTPS Connection Policy, configure each user to use HTTPS and click Save.
  6. If you are using a self-signed certificate, do the following:
    1. In Config Tool, select the Archiver managing the camera and click the Extensions tab.
    2. Click the Axis extension, then click Advanced settings.
    3. In the Advanced settings dialog box, click .
    4. In the Name column, type HttpsOptions and in the Value column, enter one of the following:
      • For the Archiver to accept self-signed certificates, enter 256.
      • For the Archiver to accept invalid certificates, enter 4096.
      • For the Archiver to accept expired certificates, enter 8192.
      • For the Archiver to accept self-signed, expired, and invalid certificates, enter 12544.
    5. Click Close > Apply.
  7. If the camera was previously added to Security Center, delete it.
  8. From the Config Tool home page, open the Video task and click Add an entity ().
  9. In the Manual add dialog box, complete the necessary settings to add the camera. Make sure the Use HTTPS setting is ON, then click Add.
  10. Select the unit from the entity tree and click the Properties tab.
  11. Change the Event stream connection type to RTSP stream over TCP and click Apply.
    Wait a few minutes for the camera to come back online.