Adding Federation™ users in Stratocast™ - Stratocast™

Stratocast™ Integrator Guide

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To allow clients of Security Center to view and control their Stratocast™ cameras from their local installation of Security Desk, you can add Federation™ users and then configure the Federation™ role in Config Tool.

Before you begin

Make sure that you have created the client account that you want to add the Federation™ user to.

What you should know

You can add an unlimited number of Federation™ users per client account. From their local version of Security Desk, clients that are assigned as Federation™ users can do the following with their cameras:
  • View live and playback video
  • Add bookmarks
  • Start and stop video recording
  • Export video
  • Control their PTZ cameras
  • Axis ACAP only
IMPORTANT: When exporting video in a federated system, the exported video file is stored on the client's local system, not in the Stratocast™ vault. Only video that is exported in Stratocast™ gets stored in the vault.


  1. If your username is registered to multiple Stratocast™ accounts, select an account.
  2. Click Clients and then select an account from the Account name column.
    NOTE: If you have difficulty finding the client account, you can search for it by using the Search box.
  3. In the Federation users field of the Users section, click Edit details.
    NOTE: If the Federation users field is not displayed, contact Stratocast™ support.
  4. Click Add a Federation™ user, enter a brief description to identify the user by, and then click Create.
    The User state column changes from Creating to Active. The Federation™ user is added.
  5. In the Federation™ users page, click the Username of the Federation™ user that you just added.
  6. In the Connection details field, click Download and follow the onscreen instructions to open the text file or save it to your local drive.
    A text file that contains the Federation™ user's Security Center credentials is automatically generated.


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After you finish

Using the Security Center credentials that were automatically generated, create a Federation™ role in Config Tool.