Encrypting confidential video streams using smart cards - KiwiVision™ 4.6.1 | Security Center

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To encrypt a confidential (private) video stream so that the confidential video can only be viewed by the Security Desk operator who owns the smart card, you must install the smart card public key on the Archiver server.

Before you begin

What you should know

A system integrator or system administrator must install on the Archiver the smart card public key exported from the Security Desk client workstation that has the card reader connected and working.


  1. On the Security Desk client workstation, insert your smart card into the card reader.
  2. From the Config Tool home page, open the Video task.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To enable encryption on the Archiver, select the Archiver role to configure, and click the Camera default settings tab.
    • To enable encryption on a camera, select the camera to configure, click the Recording tab.
  4. Click Show advanced settings, and select In transit and at rest as the Encryption option.
  5. Install the smart card public certificate on the Archiver.
    1. In the Certificates section, click and select the smart card public certificate that you previously exported.
    2. Click OK to accept the certificate.
  6. Click Apply.


The video stream is now encrypted and can only be viewed when the smart card is inserted in the Security Desk client workstation.

After you finish

From the Security Desk Monitoring task, validate that you can only view the video stream when the smart card is inserted in the client workstation.