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Protect Investments with a Security PIN code

4th February 2019


4th February 2019

Starfire 6000 receiver

Producers have asked for a way to better secure their John Deere devices from improper use and thefts. With the 19-1 software update, John Deere is adding an enhancement to the User and Access feature of the Gen 4 4240 and 4640 Universal Displays and the user interface of the StarFire 6000 Receiver.

With this solution, producers have the choice to enable the security PIN code feature and set up a unique four-digit PIN code to enable and unlock their device, similar to a mobile device. Enabling this code will allow only users with the defined PIN code to access the device when it powers on.

This feature has two levels of access that can be defined. An administrator PIN code must be defined to enable the feature and should be used by the farm manager. A second optional operator PIN code can be defined for usage by operators of the machine.


PIN code level FunctionsMain user
Administrator PIN codeEnable/disable security PIN code featureInitialize and change of administrator PIN code  Create new operator PIN codeReset operator PIN codeUnlock deviceFarm manager
Operator PIN codeUnlock deviceOperator
Master unlock codeReset security PIN codesFarm manager

In the event that the administrator and operator PIN codes are forgotten, the user will become locked out of their device. The owner of the device can generate a master unlock code to reset the operator and administrator PINs.

IMPORTANT: In order to take advantage of the master unlock code, producers need to register their devices in their MyJohnDeere™ account on StellarSupport.com to ensure they are the only person with access to that master unlock code. This will allow producers to manage their devices, activations, be notified of any device transfers, and generate a master unlock code. Registering devices and enabling PIN codes on them provides producers the ability to protect their investment in John Deere products and renders the devices useless to unauthorized users.

In the event that a registered device is stolen, it should be directly reported to a John Deere dealer, and they will contact the Global Support Center so that an unauthorized user cannot unlock it or transfer activations or subscriptions from the device.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 2:48 pm and is filed under Latest Tech News.

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