Configuring the retention period for temporary access rules - Security Center 5.7 - 5.9

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Security Center 5.7 - 5.9

To avoid overloading the system with temporary access rules, you can shorten the default retention period for temporary access rules by modifying the Directory.gconfig file.

What you should know

The default retention period for temporary access rules is seven days.


  1. Open the Directory.gconfig file.
    By default, the file is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.x\Configuration Files\.
  2. In the Directory section, add the following: WFExpirationAccessRuleThreshold="DAYS.HH:MM:SS"
    Example: In the following example, the retention period was changed to two hours:
    <Directory ArchivedAlarmRetention="90.00:00:00" InfiniteArchivedAlarmRetention="false" AuditTrailRetention="90.00:00:00" InfiniteAuditTrailRetention="false" EnableAudiTrailLogging="true" IncidentRetention="90.00:00:00" InfiniteIncidentRetention="false" AudioFolder="C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.9\Audio" OperationsBetweenPing="500" EnableDiscovery="false" bypassDirectoryCacheDispatching="false">
        <Journal Enabled="true" WFExpirationAccessRuleThreshold="0.02:00:00" />
  3. Save the file.


The retention period is updated. A Directory restart is not required.