Using key hashes in Synergis™ Softwire 11.0 - Synergis™ Softwire 11.0

Synergis™ Appliance Configuration Guide 11.0

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Synergis™ Softwire 11.0
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Synergis™ Softwire

You can use key hashes to verify keys in the Synergis™ key store against other units, or against the SAM card or key card production tool that produced the keys.

What you should know

Keys that have been saved in the Synergis™ key store cannot be retrieved, but they can be verified using key hashes.


  1. Log on to the Synergis™ unit.
  2. Click Configuration > Synergis™ key store.
  3. From the Hash list, select the algorithm used by the third-party card tool or Synergis™ unit:
    • KCV: Key Checksum Value
    • SHA1: Secure Hash Algorithm 1
    • SHA256: 256-bit version of Secure Hash Algorithm 2
    • SHA384: 384-bit version of Secure Hash Algorithm 2
    • SHA512: 512-bit version of Secure Hash Algorithm 2
    In the Hash column, the 6-character (24 bit) key hash is displayed, regardless of the algorithm used.
  4. Verify that the key hash in the Synergis™ key store is the same as the key hash from the other units, the SAM card, or the key card production tool with which you want to compare.