Enabling MIFARE DESFire for transparent OSDP readers in Synergis™ Softwire 10.11 - Synergis™ Softwire 10.11

Synergis™ Softwire Integration Guide 10.11

series
Synergis™ Softwire 10.11
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2020-06-26

OSDP readers in transparent mode require you to store the keys on your Synergis™ Cloud Link, or on SAM cards if your unit has an optional expansion module.

Before you begin

Configure the MIFARE DESFire keys on your Synergis™ unit. For more information, see the Synergis™ Appliance Configuration Guide.

Procedure

  1. Click Configuration > Hardware and select an enrolled OSDP reader.
  2. Click Edit () for the selected reader's interface.
  3. From the Reader type list, select MIFARE DESFire.
  4. From the Key location list, select one of the following:
    • Synergis™ key store: The key for decrypting credentials is stored on the Synergis™ unit. This option does not require a SAM card.
    • SAM (Software crypto): This is the faster of the SAM options, but requires the SessionDumpKey option to be enabled during the SAM configuration process. For more information, see the documentation that came with your SAM card configuration software.
    • SAM (Hardware crypto): This option does not require SessionDumpKey to be enabled during the SAM card configuration process.
    NOTE: The SAM options are only available if your Synergis™ unit has an optional expansion module. For more information, see the Synergis™ Cloud Link Quick Start Guide 3.1.
  5. If you select the Synergis™ key store option, 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.