You can now enable the Ubiquiti UID feature if you own a UDM-Pro or UDM-Pro SE. To migrate your UDM-Pro to Ubiquiti UID (it replaces Unifi Access), you will need to apply for a Ubiquiti UID domain. The application process is straight forward, and approval of your application usually only takes a week to 10 days. You will receive an email with your login info once you application is approved.
After you have been approved for the UID domain, you will need to install the application on your UDM-Pro. Then you will need a security token (you will get that from your Ubiquiti UID domain dashboard) that you will copy and paste into your UDM-Pro. Once all that is setup, you will be able to actually access your UID dashboard on the UDM-Pro. You will need to click the link on the UDM-Pro that says “Visit” to the right of your Ubiquiti UID domain name. The login page will look like the one below.
You will need to login to the page with the credentials supplied to you by Ubiquiti.
Once you are logged in, you will see the Ubiquiti UID dashboard. It will look like the image below. Note that the security features of the Ubiquiti UID dashboard are decent. They require you to run the UI Verify app on your phone. When you logon, it will ask you to send a push to your UI Verify app. Then you will have to acknowledge the push on your phone.
Adding a Visitor
There are a lot of features included with Ubiquiti UID. We will just look at the adding a visitor feature for this article. Click UID Access to get to the door control area.
The example system below has one door, one UA-Lite (egress) , one UA-Pro (ingress) and one UA controller. It controls one door. Click on Add Visitor to add a new visitor.
Fill in the visitor information: First and Last Name, door group that the visitor has access to. Then choose the serial number of the card that you want to assign to the visitor. If you don’t know the card serial number you can initially leave it blank. Then assign this user to a card when you register the card with the system (next section). Note: you can assign the user a PIN as well or you can have the system generate a random PIN. The rest of the info in the pop-up window is more geared towards corporate users. You can leave it blank.
Once you have entered all the visitor user information, click Next.
Setup the access schedule you want for your visitor. You can choose between a Periodic Visit and a One Time Visit. For Periodic Visitors, you can assign them to an access schedule that you previously created or you can give them access all the time. You must configure Start and End times for their access as well. By default, the system sets the end access time 1 day after the start access time.
Assigning NFC Cards to Users with Ubiquiti UID
If you upgraded your system from Unifi Access to Ubiquiti UID, you might need to add your NFC cards back into the system. Or if you want to assign a particular card to a particular user, you will need to know the card serial number. The cards are not marked, so you need to change a reader to Provision Mode, read the card and then assign it.
To do this, go to Your UID Domain > Access. If you system is online and happy, you will see “Add NFC Cards” on the far right along the top of the page. Click the plus sign. NOTE: if your system is offline, you will not see the Add NFC Cards option.
You will see the door read devices listed on the next screen (UA-Lite, UA-Pro). Select a reader that you want to use. The system will put the reader into Provision Mode.
Hold the card that you want to interrogate up to the reader for 5 seconds. It will read the card. You can now assign that card to the visitor that you just added. You can see in the screenshot below that the serial number will appear to the right of the card that you just read (wiped out here but indicated by the large yellow arrow). You can select a user to assign the user to and then click Assign Cards.
To verify that your card has been assigned to the correct user, click on the NFC Card icon on the left side of the screen. You will see all the cards in your system and which users they have been assigned to.
Ubiquiti UID Phone App
Ubiquiti UID has a phone app that you can install on Android and Apple smartphones. The app uses NFC to allow access to doors controlled by your system. However, you cannot use the phone app for visitors. You must have a regular, full time user in the system in order for them to login and use the Ubiquiti UID app.
Ubiquiti UID is well worth switching to. It finally allows users to use their mobile devices to access doors in your system.
There are more features of Ubiquiti UID that we will talk about in future articles. For now, I hope this brief overview gives you some understanding of navigating and using the system.