Security Access Codes

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Access to all Starfleet computer systems is highly regulated. A standard set of authorization codes have been programmed into the starboard and engineering computer cores of all ships in order to stop any undesired access to the systems.


The codes are as follows:


ALPHA - TWO

Unlimited access to all ship's records, systems, commands and computers.


ALPHA - ONE

Unlimited access to all ship's records, systems and computers. No access to ship localized command functions.


BETA - TWO

Unlimited access to all ship's records, systems and computers. Limited access to command functions (except if stated otherwise by Commanding Officer).


BETA - ONE

Unlimited access to all ship's records, and computers. Limited access to command functions (except if stated otherwise by Commanding Officer). Access to ship systems is limited to duty related functions.


DELTA - TWO

Limited access to all ship's records, systems, commands and computers. Access Limited to duty related functions.


DELTA - ONE

Limited access to all ship's records, and computers. Access limited to job related functions.


The following codes have been assigned to:

  • POST - SECURITY LEVEL
  • Commanding Officer - ALPHA-TWO
  • Executive Officer - ALPHA-TWO
  • Chief Operations Officer - ALPHA-ONE
  • Intelligence Officer - BETA-TWO
  • Chief Medical Officer - BETA-ONE
  • Mission Operations Officer - BETA-ONE
  • Chief Engineering Officer - BETA-TWO
  • Tactical Officer - BETA-ONE
  • Flight Control Officer - BETA-ONE


The Commanding Officer reserves the previlege of permitting limited access to unspecified section of the ship to any personnel whose functions, in the eyes of the CO, require it.


Data Access Levels

Access to all Starfleet data is highly regulated. A standard set of access levels have been programmed into the starboard and engineering computer cores of all ships in order to stop any undesired access to confidential data.


The access levels are as follows:


LEVEL 5

Unlimited access to all classified, secret, top-secret, ultra-secret Starfleet or Federation documents and records.


LEVEL 4

Limited access to all classified, secret, top-secret Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited on a 'need to know' basis.


LEVEL 3

Limited access to all classified and secret Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited on a 'need to know' basis.


LEVEL 2

Limited access to all Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited on a 'need to know' basis.


LEVEL 1

Limited access to Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited to job related elements.


The following access levels have been assigned to:

  • POSITION - SECURITY LEVEL
  • Admirals and Commodores - LEVEL 5
  • Captains, Commanders and certain specific personnel (duty related) - LEVEL 4
  • Lieutenants, Lieutenants (j.g.) and certain specific personnel (duty related) - LEVEL 3
  • All personnel in operational duties - LEVEL 2
  • All personnel and Civilians in Starfleet service - LEVEL 1


Other Starfleet Security Codes & Protocols

Alpha Four Seven Authorization

Security code required to access Starfleet subspace secured channels aboard the Enterprise-D on stardate 47653.


Blue Alert

Aboard Federation starships with the ability of planetfall, blue alert is a state of readiness for landing operations. Blue alert notifies the ship's crew to occupy Code Blue stations, and is ordered prior to the starship's landing on a planet and prior to liftoff. A starship commander should not order the start of descent until all decks report that condition blue has been set.


Code 1

Starfleet designation for a declaration of war. In 2267 the Enterprise received a Code 1 message from Starfleet Command stating they were at war with the Klingon Empire. The starship then proceeded to Organia, where the Klingons were expected to strike. See also: Code Factor 1


Code 1 Emergency

Federation signal for a total disaster, requiring an immediate response, also designated as a Priority 1 call.


Code 2

Starfleet encryption protocol.


Code 47

Term designating a Starfleet subspace communiqué of extremely high sensitivity or secrecy.


Code 710

Interstellar code prohibiting a spacecraft from approaching a planet.


Code Factor 1

Starfleet code meaning invasion status.


Code One Alpha Zero

Signal indicating the discovery of a space vehicle in distress.


Coded Transponder Frequency

A specific subspace frequency and code that activated a starship's transponder to send back its identifying code, permitting allied vessels and authorities to accurately track the ship.


Condition Green

Covert Starfleet code used to secretly indicate on a clear channel that the speaker is being held captive.


Fractal Encryption

Very sophisticated, virtually unbreakable computer encryption technique.


Level 1 personnel sweep

Scan protocol on DS9 initiated to locate any personnel in an area of the station.


Phase 1 Search

Standard Starfleet procedure for a painstaking search aboard a ship for an individual presumed injured and unable to respond.


Prefix Code

In a Federation starship's computer systems, the prefix code was a security passcode appended to computer commands to prevent unauthorized activation or control of key systems.


Red Alert

Aboard Federation starships and other vessels, a state of maximum crew and systems readiness.


Transporter Code 14

Command for an object to be dematerialized, then immediately re-materialized in a dissociated condition, effectively destroying the object.


User Code Clearance

A code required to access the control systems of a starship.


Yellow Alert

A state of significantly increased readiness aboard Federation starships and other vessels.


Starfleet is not primarily a military organization. Despite its military ranks and procedures, its frequent space battles, and its ships which carry enough firepower to bake the crust of a planet, Starfleet is devoted primarily to the peaceful exploration of space and the policing of Federation spacelanes. However, there are times when military intervention becomes necessary. High tech combat equipment is essential for the support of these military missions.