Adding Synergis™ units to an Access Manager manually - Synergis™ Softwire 10.7

Synergis™ Appliance Configuration Guide 10.7

Synergis™ Softwire 10.7

The Access Manager must download the access control configuration of your system (areas, access rules, cardholders, credentials, and so on) to the Synergis™ unit so it can make all access control decisions on its own. For this to happen, the Access Manager must be connected to the Synergis™ unit at least once, if not all the time.

Before you begin

Enable the Access Manager to connect to the Synergis™ unit by adding the Synergis™ extension in Security Center .


  1. Connect to Security Center with Config Tool.
  2. Open the Access control task, and click the Roles and units view.
  3. Click Access control unit ().
  4. In the unit creation dialog box, click Unit type and select Synergis.

    If the unit type is greyed out, it means that the manufacturer extension is not yet added in the Access Manager.

  5. In the Network endpoint group, enter the Synergis™ unit’s hostname or IP address, as well as the logon username and password.
    The default username and password are admin and softwire if you have not changed them.
  6. If port forwarding is required, click Advanced settings and enter the base URL in the Web address field.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select a Partition where the access control unit should be added.
    Partitions determine which Security Center users have access to this entity. Only accepted users of the partition can view or modify the access control unit.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Review the Creation summary, and click Create.
    The Access Manager attempts to connect to the unit and enrolls it in your system. Once the process has been successfully completed, a confirmation message appears.
  11. Click Close, and then click Refresh ().
    The newly added access control unit appears under the Access Manager it was assigned to in the Roles and units view. The default entity name is the Synergis™ unit’s hostname. From now on, this Synergis™ unit will only respond to the commands issued by this Access Manager.
    NOTE: Later, if you change the connection parameters on the Synergis™ unit, you will have to inform the Access Manager about it by synchronizing the Synergis™ unit with the Access Manager.