What is the Synergis™ Appliance Portal? - Synergis™ Softwire 11.2

Synergis™ Softwire Integration Guide 11.2

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Synergis™ Appliance Portal is the web-based administration tool used to configure and administer the Synergis™ appliance and 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.
  • Enroll and configure the interface modules connected to the Synergis™ appliance.
    NOTE: Mercury controllers (EP, LP, and M5-IC), and starting in Synergis™ Softwire 10.11 and Security Center 5.9, Honeywell controllers (PW6K1IC and PRO32IC) must be enrolled and configured from Security Center Config Tool on the access control unit's Peripherals page.
  • 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 I/O linking.
  • Configure Card and PIN readers so both the card and the PIN are required to grant access.
For more information about deploying Synergis™, see the following chapters in the Security Center Administrator Guide: