How to enable/disable the DS ControlPoint login prompt when DS ControlPoint is launched or when you try and connect to a site within DS ControlPoint.

Issue

The DS ControlPoint login prompt pops up when DS ControlPoint is launched or whenever you try and connect to a site in DS ControlPoint.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DS ControlPoint (All Versions)

Cause

In DS ControlPoint, leaving the password field "blank" in the Site Information of the Connection Management will cause the DS ControlPonit Login Prompt to pop up whenerver DS ControlPont launches or whenever you try and connect to the desired site within DS ControlPoint.

Resolution

To enable the DS ControlPoint Login Prompt in DS ControlPoint:

  1. Click on the Systems Tab in DS ControlPoint to open up the Connection Management Screen.
  2. Edit the desired site by right-clicking on the desired site (Make sure the site is disconnected and has a red circle) and choose "Edit System."
  3. Ensure sure that all the proper fields are populated but make sure the password field is intentionally left blank. This will enable the DS ControlPoint Login Prompt to pop up.

 

To disable the DS ControlPoint Login Prompt in DS ControlPoint:

Repeat the steps above but make sure that the Password Field has a valid password entered in.