Enabling secure pairing on OSDP readers in Synergis™ Softwire 11.1 - Synergis™ Softwire 11.1

Synergis™ Softwire Integration Guide 11.1

Applies to
Synergis™ Softwire 11.1
Last updated
Content type
Guides > Integration guides
Synergis™ Softwire

By default, OSDP readers are enrolled in an unencrypted state. Enabling secure pairing increases access-point security.


  1. Log on to the Synergis™ unit.
  2. Click Configuration > Hardware.
  3. From the hardware tree, select an OSDP reader and click Edit ().
  4. From the Connection settings list, select one of the following:
    Random key
    Generates a random 128-bit (32 hexadecimal characters) key.
    Default key
    Uses the unit's default key. This choice is less secure.
    Specific key
    This choice lets you specify your own 128-bit (32 hexadecimal characters) key.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for each reader.
  7. Click Configuration > Advanced OSDP.
  8. Find the row with the configured port, reader, and associated door; and click Start pairing.
  9. Repeat step 8 for the remaining readers.
    This exchanges the keys, and the readers come back online. The readers are now secure; any reader that rejects the key stays offline.