Enabling MIFARE DESFire for transparent OSDP readers - Synergis™ Cloud Link 2.0.4

Synergis™ Cloud Link Administrator Guide 2.0.4

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Synergis™ Cloud Link 2.0.4
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OSDP readers in transparent mode require you to store the keys on your Synergis™ Cloud Link.

Before you begin

Configure the MIFARE DESFire keys on your Synergis™ unit.


  1. Log on to the Synergis™ unit.
  2. Click Configuration > Hardware, and then select an enrolled OSDP reader.
  3. Click Edit () for the selected reader's interface.
  4. From the Reader type list, select MIFARE DESFire.
    Properties dialog box of an OSDP reader in the Synergis™ Appliance Portal with MIFARE DESFire selected as the Reader type.
    In the Key location list, Synergis™ key store is automatically selected.
  5. Use the Synergis™ Appliance Portal to access the Synergis™ key store and enter the keys:
    1. Select an index.
    2. Click Create new version, and enter a 32-character hexadecimal key in the text field.
    3. Click Add.
    The MIFARE DESFire configuration file used for the indexed keys is compatible with both software-transparent and non-transparent readers.
    Limitation: There are two limitations with software transparent readers:
    • Transparent readers currently cannot encode cards.
    • Cards with transparent mode enabled take about 100 ms longer to read.

After you finish

Configure MIFARE DESFire.