Creating temporary access rules through custom fields - Synergis™ Softwire 10.10

Synergis™ Appliance Configuration Guide 10.10

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Synergis™ Softwire 10.10
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[DEPRECATED] To accomodate seasonal cardholders, such as students who are enrolled during a semester, you can create access rules that are active only in a given time range.

Before you begin

IMPORTANT: Temporary access rules are supported natively in Security Center 5.7 SR1 and later. Because custom and native temporary access rules cannot be used together, we recommend that you use our native solution. If you are currently using the custom solution in Security Center 5.6, and want to upgrade to Security Center 5.7 SR1 or later, contact our Technical Assistance Center (GTAC) for help.

Custom field-based temporary access rules are only supported on units running Synergis™ Softwire version 10.4 and later, and Security Center Access Manager version 5.6.


  1. Connect to Security Center using Config Tool.
  2. Open the System task and click General settings > Custom fields.
  3. Add two Date or DateTime custom fields to the Access rule entity type with the following properties:
    • Field name: ActivationDate; Default value: Any date in the past. For example, 1 January 2016.
    • Field name: ExpirationDate; Default value: A date in the far future. For example, 31 December 2999.

    Example of three events, that when occurring together, triggers an incident

    Setting these default values ensures that existing access rules are not constrained by dates.

  4. Create the access rules and set the ActivationDate and ExpirationDate accordingly.

    Example of three events, that when occurring together, triggers an incident

  5. Click Apply.


The Access Manager synchronizes the affected Synergis™ units. The Synergis™ units apply the new access rules only within their defined date range, even when they are disconnected from the Access Manager.