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Add AES authentication and encryption

To control access to readers and protect host-reader communication, we recommend you set up authentication and encryption. This allows you to manage a host application's access permissions, require the host to authenticate with the readers, and establish an encrypted connection. For non-Ethernet readers, we recommend you implement authentication and encryption based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Our readers support the variant AES-128.


  • BALTECH tools such as ToolSuite currently do not support AES, i.e. you can no longer use them for testing or maintenance as soon as readers are configured for AES authentication and encryption.

  • For Ethernet readers , we recommend PKI authentication and encryption instead of AES. If you do prefer to use AES, please order a custom configuration from us.

Implement AES authentication and encryption

Configure the readers

To store the AES key on the readers and define access permissions,
add the component AES Authentication and Encryption to your configuration.

Establish connection

You can now establish an authenticated and encrypted connection from your host application.