Better Security. Less effort. Easy access.

Product compatibility
Version 2022 R1 and later

Support for external IDP is available for Smart and Management clients in the 2022 R1 version of XProtect. Support for the Mobile and Web clients is planned for later this year.

Log in to your VMS with your corporate identity provider (IDP)
for a more fluid user experience.

Everyone wants resilient and secure products, but doing that without compromising the user experience is a challenge. Security policies and business systems are as diverse as the organizations that use them. It has not been easy to find a login process that supports them all – until now.

Now, you can use your preferred corporate IDP to log in to your VMS. That means improved security and a more streamlined login process. This adds to the existing flexibility that XProtect provides to choose the servers, cameras, and solutions that work best for you and your business.

Streamlining the authorization process

System administrators are tasked with defining roles and user rights to control unauthorized access to the VMS. This was previously a time-consuming manual process for everyone except those who used Microsoft Active Directory. Moreover, it was prone to human error and weaker cybersecurity.

XProtect 2022 R1 fixes these issues by automating the process and creating enhanced security and authorization control. Once a user is defined and authorized in the IDP system, they automatically get access to the VMS based on the user rights and privileges assigned to them. This results in less manual work, fewer errors, stronger authorization processes, and a smoother user experience.

How does it work?

XProtect 2022 R1 implements the open ID Connect (OIDC) protocol, an identity layer built on the commonly used Oauth 2.0 framework. This allows end-users to use almost any IDP that uses this protocol.

The system administrator sets up user groups in the IDP associated with VMS roles during the initial configuration. These are then mirrored in the VMS, allowing users to log into XProtect with their IDP credentials and access the user rights allocated to them.

If a user leaves the organization or is removed from the corporate IDP, their access to the VMS is automatically revoked. This mirrored and automated process minimizes manual work and lowers the risk of human errors and unauthorized access to the VMS.

HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM AUTOMATED AUTHORIZATION?

Stronger security

New protocols and multi-factor authentication modernize authorization processes.

Reduced unauthorized access risk

Access to the VMS is automatically removed when an employee leaves the organization.

Less manual work

Automatic access is given to the VMS based on the user’s defined groups in the IDP.

Who can benefit from this?

From stronger security and a lower risk of unauthorized access to the VMS, benefits the entire organization. From the automated process and ease of ongoing use after the initial configuration benefits the system administrator and the end-user.

Support for external IDP is available for Okta, AWS Cognito, Azure AD, and similar services using the OIDC protocol. This feature is currently supported for the Smart and Management clients in the 2022 R1 version of XProtect. Support for the Mobile and Web clients is planned for later this year.

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