Configuring PIV readers in Synergis™ Softwire - Synergis™ Softwire 10.8 and later

PIV Authentication Using Carillon SCVP Client Technote

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Synergis™ Softwire 10.8 and later
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To configure a PIV reader, start with a standard OSDP configuration, then specify additional settings for the PIV feature.


  1. Click the OSDP tab
  2. Set Reader type to PIV/CIV/PIV-I through transparent OSDP.
  3. (Optional) Select the PKI at the door option.
    PKI at the door contacts Carillon Federal Services over the internet to verify card status.
  4. (Optional) Select the Require PIN option.
    If you enable Require PIN, set it to PIV AUTH; the card must be entered into a contact reader, which will prompt for the PIN.
  5. Set Credential format to GUID.
    The FASC-N credential format is only for PIV cards in US federal facilities.
    IMPORTANT: When configuring PIV readers, make sure that they are not set to Card and PIN by the door hardware configuration. With PIV, Card and PIN is handled by the reader's authentication mode.

After you finish

Associate the configured OSDP reader with the door.