What is Synergis™ Appliance Portal? - Synergis™ Softwire 10.10

Synergis™ Appliance Configuration Guide 10.10

Applies to
Synergis™ Softwire 10.10
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Synergis™ Appliance Portal is the web-based administration tool used to configure and administer the Synergis™ appliance, as well as upgrade its firmware.

You can perform the following tasks through the portal:
  • Change the password required to connect to the Synergis™ appliance.
  • Configure the network settings on the Synergis™ appliance so it works on your system.
  • Configure the appliance to accept connections from specific Access Managers.
  • Enroll and configure the interface modules connected to the Synergis™ appliance.
    NOTE: There is one exception to the rule. Mercury controllers (EP, LP, and M5-IC) must be enrolled and configured from Security Center Config Tool in the access control unit's Peripherals tab.
  • Configure the access control behavior of the appliance for both online and offline operations.
  • Test and diagnose the interface readers, I/O, and module connections of the Synergis™ appliance.
  • Configure MIFARE DESFire on OSDP and STid readers.
  • Enable SAM card-based cryptography on Synergis™ units with expansion modules.
  • Manage X.509 certificates.
  • View and export the Synergis™ appliance's status and configuration.
  • Upgrade the Synergis™ appliance's firmware (Synergis™ Softwire).
  • Restart the Synergis™ appliance's hardware or software.

Tasks that must be done in Config Tool

You cannot perform the following tasks through the portal. You have to use Security Center Config Tool instead.
  • Assign devices (input/output contacts, readers) to doors and zones.
  • Configure individual door and zone properties.
  • Configure Card and PIN readers so both the card and the PIN are required to grant access.
  • Configure I/O linking.