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(Optional) Assert physical presence

Use this topic to assert physical presence.

  • Check your UEFI firmware version to decide whether asserting physical presence is required before any changes to security settings.
    • UEFI firmware before v2.02

      Asserting physical presence is required.

    • UEFI firmware v2.02 and later

      Asserting physical presence is no longer required, all local accounts and some authorized remote accounts can directly change the settings.

  • Note that a Local IPMI user and password must be setup in Lenovo XClarity Controller for remote accessing to the target system.

  • Before you can assert Physical Presence, the Physical Presence Policy must be enabled. By default, the Physical Presence Policy is enabled with a timeout of 30 minutes.

Using Lenovo XClarity Controller

Complete the following steps to assert Physical Presence through the Lenovo XClarity Controller:
  1. Log in to the Lenovo XClarity Controller interface.

    For information about logging in to the Lenovo XClarity Controller, see the Opening and Using the XClarity Controller Web Interface section in the XCC documentation version compatible with your server at Lenovo XClarity Controller portal page.

  2. Click BMC Configuration > Security and verify that Physical Presence is set to assert.

Using the hardware jumper

You can also assert hardware Physical Presence through a jumper on the system board. For more information about the jumper, see Switch block and jumper.