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Adding User Passwords In Pivot CMS

Adding User Passwords In Pivot CMS


Affected Roles:  Administrator

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  Pivot CMS

Complexity:  Low

Last Edit:  March 27, 2020


Password Protection

Implementing password protection for the Pivot Central Monitoring Software (CMS) program is optional, but is recommended when multiple users will be utilizing the same workstation computer to monitor camera streams through the Pivot CMS program.

Note:  This will not affect the login credentials of any recording units that are connected to the workstation computer through the network.

Note:  If you have already applied an Administrator password for Pivot CMS and have forgotten the password, the Pivot CMS program must be completely clean reinstalled to reset the login credentials.

If you must perform a clean reinstallation, please read Clean Reinstalling Pivot CMS (Windows).

Supported/Affected Devices

  • Workstation computer

Changing the Password

To change the Administrator password for Pivot CMS:

  1. Launch the Pivot application on the computer.
  1. Log in to Pivot CMS.

By default, the login for Pivot CMS is:

    • User Name:  Administrator
    • Password:  --- (blank)

  1. Click on the Setup tab, then click on the CMS Setup button.

  1. In the CMS Setup window, click on the User tab.

Click on Administrator, then click the Edit button.

Note:  If you are editing the password for another user, you will select that username.

  1. Enter the new password for the Administrator.

The password may use up to 16 characters, use special characters (!, @, #, $, %, etc.), and include spaces.

Click OK to apply the password change.

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  • 27-Mar-2020