UniFi Access - Door Access Methods

2023-11-23 08:59:39 UTC

Users can use authorized door access methods to access specific doors during the specific schedules.

Door Access Methods Overview

Door Access Methods Description Notes
NFC Cards Users can use authorized NFC cards to unlock doors.  
PINs Users can use PINs assigned to them to unlock doors.
  • Requires UA Pro or G2 Pro.
Hand Wave Users can unlock a door by simply waving their hands in front of UA Lite. Because of the lack of user identity authentication, this method is designed for the exit.
  • Requires UA Lite or G2.
  • Hand Wave and other methods cannot be enabled simultaneously.
Mobile Access Users can unlock doors with the Identity Enterprise mobile app.


Remote Unlocking Admins can unlock doors remotely from a web browser or via the UniFi Access or Identity Enterprise mobile app.


Enable Door Access Methods

UniFi Access

To allow users to unlock a door with a PIN or Hand Wave, enable them for its reader.

  1. Open the Access application.
  2. Click Devices > Readers.
  3. Select a reader and click Settings in the prompted panel.
  4. In the Access Methods section, enable door access methods as needed.
  5. Click Apply Changes.

UniFi Identity Enterprise 

To allow users to unlock a door with a PIN or Hand Wave, enable them for its reader.

  1. The Configurable Door Access Methods for Admin setting allows admins to disable all reader's door access methods quickly. All Identity Enterprise door access methods are configurable by default. Before enabling the desired methods, follow the steps below to ensure they are configurable.
    1. Go to your Identity Enterprise Manager > Services > Door Access.
    2. Click Settings in the prompted panel.
    3. Scroll down to the Advanced section and tick door access methods in the Configurable Door Access Methods for Admin field as needed.
    4. Click Save.
  2. Click a site and select either of the site's access policies in the prompted panel.
  3. Click Manage in UniFi Access and you will be directed to your UniFi Site Manager.
  4. Select a console and open the Access application.
  5. Click Devices > Reader.
  6. Select a reader and click Settings in the prompted panel.
  7. In the Access Methods section, disable door access methods as needed.
  8. Click Save.
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