VMS User Management Guide

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on Dec 03, 2013

Properly managing user access to video management systems is a key factor, especially in larger systems that consist of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of recorders. In this guide, we explain tradeoffs of different approaches to user management and the common options available to do so. 

User Management Options

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