The Controller UUID

When enabled, this function provides an additional level of authorization for operating on the Unattended Target Lists from the Controller.

Each controller provides a unique Universally Unique Identifier, named Controller UUID.

When this security feature is enabled, the Controller UUID of the Controller that is about to start the session must be listed among the authorized Controller UUID for the user.

To activate the feature on the Remote Control Server:

  1. From the web interface menu select Admin > Edit Properties File, and then select
  2. At the bottom of the page, in the Unattended Target - Security Options section, set the property rc.unattended.check.controller.uuid to True.
  3. At the top of the page click Submit.
  4. From the web interface menu select Admin > Reset Application

To find the Controller UUID in the controller:

  1. From the Controller menu bar select the Configure Controller > Configure.
  2. At the bottom of the page, you find the Controller UUID. Copy this value and use it to update your user information on the Server Interface or provide this value to your system administrator.
    Note: This field appears editable to allow copying, but do not edit it. If the field is edited it has no effect.

To update the user detail on the Server Interface:

  1. As an Administrator user from All Users list, select Edit User.
  2. A User can edit its own information from the My Details option available from the User Icon on the web interface menu.
  3. Insert the Controller UUID in the User Controller UUIDs: field. More than one Controller UUID can be added using the “;” separator.
  4. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Additional Options

  • The generation of the Controller UUID is based on unique machine information.
  • Setting the property rc.unattended.force.customized.uuid to True introduces a personal pass code element in the computation of the UUID.
  • The personal or custom pass code is user defined.
  • When the controller is started, the user is asked to input a personal pass code that is used in the computation of the Controller UUID along with other elements. Every time the controller is started, the user must insert the same personal pass code to compute the same Controller UUID.
  • The same personal passcode used in different controller machines creates different Controller UUID.