Configuring Medeco XT keys - Medeco XT 3.0

Medeco XT Intelligent Key Plugin Guide 3.0

Medeco XT 3.0

After importing the keys, you must configure the associated credentials.

Before you begin

  • Read the known issues and limitations.
  • Create schedules and access rules.
  • Create cardholders, and assign access rules.

What you should know

  • When a key is added to Security Center, a credential entity is created and identified by the 9-digit serial number that is engraved on the side of the physical key.
  • The format for a Medeco XT key is Unknown 256 bits .
  • A Medeco XT key must only be assigned a single schedule. Keep this in mind when you assign access rules to cylinders and cardholders.
  • The temporary access rules are unsupported. If you assign a temporary access rule to a key credential, the key does not unlock the cylinders.


  1. From the Config Tool homepage, open the Credential management task.
  2. Double-click a credential, and assign a cardholder.
  3. Configure the following:
    Key function
    Defines what information is stored on the key.
    • Operator: Stores the access rules required to open doors. Keeps an audit trail of where the key was used.
    • Audit: Collects and stores an audit trail of access granted and denied events from each cylinder in which the key is inserted.
    • Operator and audit: Stores the access rules to open doors and collects all access granted and denied events from cylinders. Door access is granted after the events are downloaded to the key.
    • Setup: Distributes the blacklist. Uploads the blacklist from the key to the cylinder.
    • Control: Used to remove and replace cylinders.
    Revalidation period
    The revalidation period defines how often the key must be programmed at a programming station. If the period expires, the key is deactivated. Medeco recommends setting this to 1 day, and not more than 7 days. Although you can enter any value in this field, if you exceed the maximum revalidation period that is set on the plugin role, the value is reset to the maximum.
    In an offline key system, like Medeco XT, the expiration of a credential can be set to never expire or to expire on a specific date.
  4. Click Apply.

After you finish

  • Insert the key in the programming station to upload its configuration and access rules.