Do Axis Cameras Default To No Password Required?

It's well known that Axis cameras have no default password; you are prompted, from the web client, to create a administrator password when first used or after a reset.

But, what may not be as well known is that no password is required to access the camera thru VAPIX, as long as it's done before a root password is first set, e.g. by the web-client.

This is not a bug...

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*** ** ***, ***** **** **** **** ***** ******* *** accessible ******* * ********, **** ***** ***** ***** ** ******* system?

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**** ***** **** *** ***** *** ** **** ****. * will **** **** ** ****.

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* *****. * **** **** *** **** ******** **** ******* after *******.

So *** ** **** *** * *** ****??

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***** ******** * **** ** **************** *********....

* ****** ****** **** **** *****, *** ****** **** ******* of *** ************** ***** *** **********. ******* ******* ** **** you ***** ***** **** **** *** ****** (***) ** ******* toadd ****** ***********, not that it is trusted to access the camera. This means that if you do not configure the camera manually, the burden of security lies with the VMS.

***** **** ** ****:

* *** * ***** ** **** ****** ***** *** ***** this *** ***** ******** *** ****** *** *********. ** ***** to *** ***** (*** ****) ** ******* * ***** ****** via ****, ******** "****" **** ******** "****" **** ** *****. But ***** ******* ** *** ***** *** ** ****** *** default ******** **** ********* *** ****** *** **** ****.

**** ** *********** ** ******, *** * *** *****. ***** is ** *** **** * *** "*** **** ****** *** password *****". *** *** ** **** ** * *****, *** it ** ******** *** **** **** *** *** ******** ********* (RTSP, *****, *****) **** ** *** ** ******** ****.

****, **** ***** **** ***** ** **** ***** ** ** their ***, *** **** ***** ******** ***** * *** ** VMS ******** (****-*********, ********* *******, ***) ****** *************, *** ***** require *** ************* ** ****** ***** ****** ********** ********** **** for **** *******.

**** *** **** * **** ****** ** *** ***** ** change *** ******* ******** ** ********* ** **** ********* *** camera. ** ***** ** **** ** *** ************* ******** *** same ******** *** ******** ** ****** ** ****** ******* ****** credentials.

******* ******* ** **** *** ***** ***** **** **** *** client (***) ** ******* ** *** ****** ***********, *** **** it ** ******* ** ****** *** ******.

*'* *** ******** **** **** **** ******* ** ****. ** the *** ** ******* ** *** ** ***** ******* **** whatever ******** ** *****, *** **** ***** ******* *** **** rights ** *** ******, ** *** ****** *** ******, **?

******* ** *** ************ ******* *** ***** ******* ** "*******" and *** ****-*** ****-**-***?

******* ** "******* ** ****** *** ******" * ***** * could **** **** **** ** ** *** *** **** **** the ****** ****** *** **********, *** ** *********.

** ************* ** **** *** **** ********* ***** **** ******* being ******** (*** ********* ******* ** ****** ****) ******* *** to ***** ****** **** **** ***** ** ******** ******* * password. **** ** *** ******** *** **** **** **** * have **********.

***** *** ********* **** ** ***** *** ***. ** * broad *** ** **********, *** ******** ** * **** ******* area *** ** ***** ** ******* **** ***** **** ********* and "**** ***" **** ********* ********.