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This page describes how to install Lansweeper OT on your machine and enable password authentication to the Discovery Hub.


Lansweeper OT can detect and identify an organization's OT devices and systems such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), flow meters, card scanners, security cameras, and other equipment that is traditionally managed separately from IT assets.

For more information about Lansweeper OT, see Lansweeper for OT Asset Management.

Install Lansweeper OT

  1. Ensure your machine meets the OT installation requirements
  2. Download the OT installer. You can:
  3. Open the installer and work through the install flow. To install the Hub and sensor on the same machine, leave the settings as their default values.
    Ensure the HTTPS port selected in the OT installer is free and not used by other programs. The hub uses the HTTPS port to display the OT interface and handle communication between the different components securely.
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    If you need to, you can add another sensor later.
  4. Once the OT installation is complete, select Finish to be taken to the Lansweeper Network Discovery Hub.

With Lansweeper OT installed, you're ready to scan your OT devices.

Manage password authentication

To enhance security, we recommend enabling password authentication for the Discovery Hub.

Enable authentication

  1. Navigate to the \Lansweeper Network Discovery\hub\ folder.
  2. Run AuthenticationTool.exe using elevated privileges.
  3. Enter "Y" to enable authentication. 
  4. Open the Discovery Hub in your browser, and fill in a password.

The next time you open the Discovery Hub, you will be prompted with an authentication screen. 

If you want to change the password to access the Discovery Hub, disable password authentication and enable it again to choose a new password.

Disable authentication

  1. Navigate to the \Lansweeper Network Discovery\hub\ folder.
  2. Run AuthenticationTool.exe using elevated privileges.
  3. Enter "Y" to disable authentication.

The next time you open the Discovery Hub, you will be prompted with the default login screen.


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