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Why do I not see my recorder in OWS?

Overview

  • A reminder that OWS uses User Groups to allow access to recorders; not individual users.
  • Users must be in a group that has access to recorders for them to be visible when logged into OWS.
  • Both the Recorder Access permission in Web Services Permissions must be enabled and 2. the recorders or recorder group must be added to the user group under Recorders / Cameras.

Enable the Recorder Access permission

Select the group in which you want to enable access to the recorder. Travel to Management > User Management > User Groups in the OWS Cloud Portal. Once the User Groups list is displayed, click Edit next to the desired User Group. 

If the User Group is not already created, follow the steps outlined here: How to add Users and User Groups

Within the User Group Settings menu, select the Web Services Permissions from the left-hand menu.

Check the box for Recorder Access under Recorders.

View more details on Web Services and other User Group Permissions here.

Add recorders or cameras to the User Group

Use the Recorders / Cameras tab to add recorders, recorder groups or individual cameras to a group. Whatever is chosen will dictate what recorders or individual cameras that Users in the group can view. For some groups, it may be advised to check the box labeled “Automatically include all recorders” so that any future recorders and their cameras added are available to the User Group. If this is enabled, view the Hidden Cameras menu below. Under Management > User Groups > Recorders / Cameras, add devices accessible to the User Group.

  • Add Recorder Group: Check the boxes from the menu to add all recorder groups or specific recorder groups to the User Group.
  • Add Recorder:  Check the boxes from the menu to add all recorders or specific recorders to the User Group. If auto include is enabled, all future recorders will also be added to the User Group.
  • Add Camera:  Check the boxes from the menu to add all recorders or specific recorders to the User Group.

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