This solution explains all of the possible settings in the Management menu of AutoPilot server. It forms part of a broader guide on managing and using AutoPilot which can be found here 

Access management

AutoPilot server menu can be access at any time using the icon located at the top right corner.


  1. In AutoPilot server, select the menu icon located on the top right corner.
  2. Choose "Management" from the menu.

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Location & Timezone

Data which specifies the location of this AutoPilot installation is used to make its automations more intelligent and accurate. The quality of AutoPilot's scheduling, automations, sunrise and sunset calculations, regional holiday calculations, weather, and air quality features all depend on how accurate and complete the information you provide here is. Any data provided below is kept private nor is it shared. Further details can be found in AutoPilot's privacy policy. 

c.1. Location

Note: Precise latitude and longitude can be calculated at GPS Coordinates

Note: These settings are necessary for the use of various functions, such as sunrise and sunset.

Country - Sets the country that AutoPilot server is located.

Region - Sets the state or region that AutoPilot server is located.

Postal code - Sets the postal code that AutoPilot server located.

City - Sets the city that AutoPilot server is located.

Latitude - Sets the latitude that AutoPilot server is located.

Longitude - Sets the longitude that AutoPilot server is located.

Time Zone - Sets the time AutoPilot server based on the location setting.

Automatically set the location

1. Enter your location data or have it detected automatically by pressing the Auto detect button.

2. To accept the setting, press Save.


1. Select your Time Zone.

2. Press the Set time zone button to save.

Note: The AutoPilot server will restart after setting the time zone.

c.2. Today's solar time

Based on your location (Latitude, Longitude), this will give you the date and the specific time frame for each day:


Solar noon


c.3. Public Holiday

This section displays all public holidays for your location, and allows you to create and add holidays. You can use AutoPilot automation to send or action specific events.


You may create spaces to arrange your connected devices.


1. In AutoPilot server, select "Management" in the top right expandable menu. 

2. Scroll down to the section "Spaces

3. Select "Add a Space" to the top right side of that section.

4. Add name of space

5. Add size of space -

  • If Imperial is set, the size units will be in ft^2
  • If Metric is set, the size units will be in m^2

6. Input the size of the Ground Floor of this space

7. Choose Indoor or Outdoor by toggling the switch next to it.

8. Select a room icon

9. Select Create or Create & Add New button

  • Create will bring you to the newly created space.
  • Create & Add New will create that space, and allow you to create another space without having to shift back through the spaces page.

User management

User Management allows you to manage users and rights of individual users. You can add or remove users at any time.

Add a new user

Adding users is simple under the "User management" section of AutoPIlot server. 


  1. Select "+Add user".
  2. Add the name of the user.
  3. Add the users email address.
  4. Add Login (user name).
  5. Add password.
  6. Retype the password again to confirm this.

    Must least 8 characters.
    Must contain at least one number (0 - 9).
    Must contain at least one character (a-z, A-Z)
    Must contain one special character (@$_-§+.,;:/{}()[]~<>|!=%*#?`´'^°"&)

  7. Select User role.

    Admin - has all privileges.
    User - May control assigned devices.

  8. For Role select the rooms which the user may operate.
  9. Select the Language the user desires to see in AutoPilot server.
  10. Select what Spaces are allowed to be controlled by this user.
  11. Press Save.

Editing an existing user

If a mistake was made in the creation of a user, the user can be easily edited under the user management page.

Steps to edit user details

  1. Select the arrow icon next to an existing user.
  2. Determine what user details to edit.

    Name - Changes the name of the user.
    Email - Changes the email of the user.
    Language - Sets the language the user sees in AutoPilot server.
    Allowed access to spaces - Determines what spaces this user has access to.
  3. Click on "Save", this will bring you back to the original management screen.

Steps to edit user account

  1. Select the arrow icon next to an existing user.
  2. Determine what login details to edit.

    Login - Determines the login ID of the user.
    Insert new password - Changes the password of this user.
    Retype password to confirm - Ensures that the password was entered correctly.
  3. Click on "Save", this will bring you back to the original management screen.

Removing an existing user

To remove the user, just press the "Delete user" button next at the bottom of the users page. The main Administrator cannot be deleted, while only administrator accounts can delete users.

Steps to delete user account

  1. Make sure you are logged into AutoPilot with an administrator account.
  2. Select the arrow icon next to an existing user.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and press "Delete user"
  4. Click on OK

Remote access

Enable Remote Access - Enables the use of AutoPilot through Aeotec ID. This is necessary to control AutoPilot Server via Mobile App or remotely.

Enable Remote Support Access Activating this function allows Aeotec support to gain access to your AutoPilot server. Only enable this is support

Server information

This section provides more details about your AutoPilot servers software and system information. Server information will allow you to firmware update AutoPilot server if there is a new firmware update.

g.1. Software info

Version determines your AutoPilot server firmware version. If a new firmware version is available, the option to firmware update will show up here.

Compile-ID is a unique identification of AutoPilot server.

Date is the date and time of this AutoPilot servers firmware version.

Temperature determines the internal temperature of AutoPilot servers hardware.

lb_system_ip shows the IP of AutoPilot Server which you can use to locally connect to.

g.2. Firmware update

If a new firmware update is available, a update button with the new firmware version will appear next to "Version" in this section.

Backup & Restore

This section details how AutoPilot server can be backup and restored. 

Local Backup 

Local backup creates a local backup on any desktop PC as a *.zab file. It is recommended to store all backups occasionally as a safety precaution.

Backup files will use the date and time the backup was performed "backup-2020-03-27-18-48.zab" which indicates that backup was performed on March 27th, 2020 at 6:48 PM.


The restore option allows AutoPilot server to reverse all data to a previously backed up file. This will overwrite any new AutoPilot automations or device connections as if they were not there.

A *.zab file must be used to restore a backup file.

Note: Never overwrite existing controller data! Always carry out a controller reset before doing so.  

Factory default

Controller Factory default will remove all connected devices from AutoPilot. All devices that were originally connected must be removed and connected again.

Reset to Factory default will wipe out all data as if AutoPilot server was never installed. Performing this will require you to re-setup AutoPilot server from the beginning.

Note: The AutoPilot must be set to your AeotecID after a factory reset.


This will allow you to connect your AutoPilot to WiFi if you have not already set up WiFi at the beginning of your setup. You may enable or disable Wifi at any point (but if you disable it, make sure your AutoPilot is at least connected via Ethernet so that you can gain location access).

Only 2.4GHz networks can be connected.

Before moving forward with connecting to WiFi, make sure to enable WiFi.

Available networks

This option will have AutoPilot search for broadcasting WiFi networks. Click on "Available networks" and it should display a list of broadcasting networks you can connect to.


1. Click on "Available networks" to expand the list

2. Select the name of your WiFi network.

3. Input the password.

4. Click on Connect.

Add network manually

This option should be used if your WiFi router does not broadcast its SSID and requires you to manually input this information.


1. Click on "+ Add network manually".

2. Input the SSID name of your WiFi network.

3. Input the Password of your WiFi network.

4. Click on Connect.

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