Enabling secure pairing on OSDP readers in Synergis™ Softwire 10.11 - Synergis™ Softwire 10.11

Synergis™ Softwire Integration Guide 10.11

series
Synergis™ Softwire 10.11
revised_modified
2020-06-26

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

Procedure

  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 > SecureOSDP.
  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.