About the Synergis™ key store - Synergis™ Softwire 11.0

Synergis™ Appliance Configuration Guide 11.0

Applies to
Synergis™ Softwire 11.0
Last updated
2021-08-24
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product line
Synergis > Synergis™ Softwire
Version
11.0

The Synergis™ key store is used to configure and store cryptographic keys.

Keys in the Synergis™ key store

Each cryptographic key is composed of one or more components. For added security, a key can be composed of multiple components so that the key can be separated and distributed to multiple stakeholders, without anyone having the complete key.

In the Synergis™ key store, a version, current number of components, and hash are listed for each key. The information specific to the key you select is displayed above the Create new version button.
Version
The number of times the key has been defined. Every time you create a new version of a key, you redefine the key by adding components to form it.
Components
The number of components that currently form the key. Each component is a 32-character hexadecimal value.
Hash
The key hash used to verify whether the key you entered in the Synergis™ key store is valid. The key is valid if it matches the key hash from the other units, the SAM card, or the key card production tool with which you want to compare. For more information, see Using key hashes in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0.

Use cases for the different keys

Each type of key in the Synergis™ key store is used in a specific context:
ReaderKc and ReaderKs
Used to configure communication keys for STid readers. For more information, see Changing the default RS-485 communication keys for STid readers in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0.
SAM LockUnlock
Used to unlock SAM cards so that you can use the cryptographic keys stored in them. For more information, see Unlocking SAM cards in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0.
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Used to create the cryptographic keys to access a MIFARE DESFire card's secured credential. For more information, see Enabling MIFARE DESFire for transparent OSDP readers in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0 and Enabling transparent mode on STid readers in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0.