Security Center Federation™ configuration tabs - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

series
Security Center 5.8
revised_modified
2020-08-17

You configure the settings of the Security Center Federation™ role from the Roles view of the System task in Security Center Config Tool.

Security Center Federation™ - Identity tab

Click the Identity tab to view descriptive information about this role and jump to the configuration page of related entities in addition to the general options.
Role group
An advanced setting that is only necessary if you plan on hosting more than 100 Security Center Federation™ roles on the same server.
NOTE: This setting is hidden by default. To show it, click the Name field, and type Ctrl+Shift+A.

Security Center Federation™ - Properties tab

Click the Properties tab to configure the connection parameters to the remote Security Center system, the default synchronization behavior, and the default video stream and events you want to receive from it.
Connection status
Shows the connection status of the Federation™ role to the remote Security Center system.
State
Shows the current state of the Federation™ role.
Allow untrusted connections
(Stratocast™ system only) Allow connections to Security Center servers using legacy authentication.
Directory
Name of the main server for the remote Security Center system.
Username and password
Credentials used by the Federation™ role to log on to the remote Security Center system. The rights and privileges of that user determine what your local users can see and do on the federated remote system.
Resilient connection
When this option is turned turned on (default=OFF), if the connection between the Federation™ role and the federated Security Center Directory server is temporarily interrupted, the Federation™ role attempts to reconnect to the Directory for a set amount of time before the connection is considered lost and the role goes into a warning state.
NOTE: Activating Resilient connection is highly recommended for remote systems that might have an unstable connection to the cloud.
Reconnection timeout
Specify the number of seconds that the Federation™ role attempts to reconnect to the Directory before the connection is considered lost.
Forward Directory reports
When this option is turned on (default=OFF), user activities (viewing cameras, activating the PTZ, and so on) and configuration changes performed at the remote site can be viewed from the Federation™ host through the Activity trails and Audit trails reports, as long as the Federation™ user has the privileges and access rights to view them.
IMPORTANT: Forward Directory reports is only supported with 5.8 systems and higher (including federations). This means that if your federated system is 5.7 and lower, the Forward Directory reports option is greyed out and not available.
Default live stream
Default video stream used for viewing live video from federated Security Center cameras.
Enable playback requests
When this option is turned on, users can view playback video from federated Security Center cameras.
Federate alarms
When this option is turned on, alarms are received from the federated Security Center system.
Federated events
Select the events you want to receive from the federated Security Center system. Events are necessary if you plan to monitor the federated entities in Security Desk, or to configure event-to-actions for the federated entities.

Security Center Federation™ - Resources tab

Click the Resources tab to configure the servers assigned to this role.The Security Center Federation™ role does not require a database.
Servers
Servers hosting this role.