Configuring primitive rules - Synergis™ Softwire 10.5 and later

Synergis™ Softwire Primitive Rule Technote

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Synergis™ Softwire 10.5 and later
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After enabling the primitive rules feature, you can configure primitive rules using Config Tool.

What you should know

Configuring primitive rules requires you to retrieve the global unique identifier (GUID) or hardware pointer of each related entity, and then paste the GUID or hardware pointer into the corresponding field of the primitive rule you are configuring.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Access control task, and click the Roles and units view.
  2. In the entity tree, select your Synergis™ unit and click the Hardware tab.
  3. Click the Primitive rules tab, and then click Add rule ().
  4. Select a trigger event from the list:
    • Reader - access granted
    • Door - held open alarm
    • Door - forced open alarm
    • Door - access granted
    • Door - access denied
    • Input state update
  5. Retrieve the required GUID or hardware pointer:
  6. Depending on the event, paste the GUID into the Door or Area field, or paste the hardware pointer into the Reader or Input field.
    NOTE: Some trigger events have more parameters to configure. For more information, see Primitive rule events.

    If you are creating a rule with a cardholder group GUID, click Apply, and then click OK in the warning message that opens before retrieving the GUID.

  7. In the Actions field, select one of the available output actions:
    • Output - set
    • Output - clear
    • Output - pulse
    • Area - Set minimum security clearance
    NOTE: If you choose the Output - pulse action, you can configure the pulse intervals in seconds.
  8. (Optional) If you are setting up a relay configuration, retrieve the hardware pointer of the target output, and then paste the pointer in the Relay field:
    1. Retrieve the relay hardware pointer.
    2. Paste the hardware pointer string into the Relay field of the primitive rule you are configuring.
  9. Click Apply.