Readers

Introduction

The Trust1Connector after correct initialization has the ability to retrieve the available card readers detected on the system. With these card readers you can continue and execute functionality such as retrieving biometric information, signing data, authentication, ...
Below you can find more information on how to retrieve the available readers. All these functions are available in the Core Service

List card readers

Returns a list of available card readers. Multiple readers can be connected. Each reader is identified by a unique reader_id.
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T1CSdk.T1CClient.initialize(config).then(res => {
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var coreService = res.core();
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core.readers(callback);
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})
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The response will contains a list of card readers:
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{
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"success": true,
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"data": [
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{
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"id": "57a3e2e71c48cee9",
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"name": "Bit4id miniLector",
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"pinpad": false,
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"card": {
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"atr": "3B9813400AA503010101AD1311",
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"description": [
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"Belgium Electronic ID card (eID)"
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],
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"module": ["beid"]
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}
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}
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]
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}
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When multiple readers are attached to a device, the response will show all connected card readers:
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{
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"data": [
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{
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"id": "ec3109c84ee9eeb5",
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"name": "Identiv uTrust 4701 F Dual Interface Reader(2)",
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"pinpad": false
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},
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{
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"card": {
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"atr": "3B9813400AA503010101AD1311",
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"description": [
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"Belgium Electronic ID card"
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],
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"module": ["beid"]
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},
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"id": "57a3e2e71c48cee9",
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"name": "Bit4id miniLector",
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"pinpad": false
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},
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{
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"id": "c8d31f8fed44d952",
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"name": "Identiv uTrust 4701 F Dual Interface Reader(1)",
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"pinpad": false
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}
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],
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"success": true
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}
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Important to notice:
  • The response adds a card-element when a card is inserted into the card reader.
  • The response contains card-reader pin-pad capabilities

Card Inserted

As mentioned in the List card-readers, when a smart-card is inserted/detected, the reader will contain the cart-type based on the ATR. The ATR (Anwser To Reset), is the response from any smart-card when powered, and defines the card type. The Trust1Connector recognized more than 3k smart-card types.
In the response below you notice that this specific card also includes a module and description property. Both of these are arrays and are also optional. This means that the Trust1Connector recognizes this specific token and knows which module can be used for this token. The Trust1Connector has the possibility to detect that a card can be used by more than 1 module, in that case the module array will display multiple values depicting which modules can be used. The description is purely metadata.
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{
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"data": [
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{
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"card": {
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"atr": "3B9813400AA503010101AD1311",
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"description": [
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"Belgium Electronic ID card"
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],
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"module": ["beid"]
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},
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"id": "57a3e2e71c48cee9",
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"name": "Bit4id miniLector",
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"pinpad": false
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}
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],
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"success": true
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}
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Pin-Pad Capabilities

As mentioned, when a card-reader has pin-pad capabilities, this will be mentioned in the response (notice the pinpadproperty):
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{
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"data": [
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{
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"card": {
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"atr": "3B9813400AA503010101AD1311",
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"description": [
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"Belgium Electronic ID card"
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]
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},
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"id": "57a3e2e71c48cee9",
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"name": "Bit4id miniLector",
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"pinpad": false
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}
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],
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"success": true
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}
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List Card-Readers - Explained Example

The following example is the response for List card-readers on a device with 4 different card-readers attached:
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{
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"data": [
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{
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"id": "ec3109c84ee9eeb5",
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"name": "Identiv uTrust 4701 F Dual Interface Reader(2)",
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"pinpad": false
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},
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{
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"card": {
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"atr": "3B67000000000000009000",
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"description": [
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"MisterCash & Proton card",
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"VISA Card (emitted by Bank Card Company - Belgium)"
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],
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"module": ["emv"]
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},
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"id": "e5863fcc71478871",
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"name": "Gemalto Ezio Shield Secure Channel",
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"pinpad": true
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},
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{
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"card": {
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"atr": "3B9813400AA503010101AD1311",
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"description": [
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"Belgium Electronic ID card"
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]
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"module": ["beid"]
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},
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"id": "57a3e2e71c48cee9",
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"name": "Bit4id miniLector",
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"pinpad": false
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},
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{
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"id": "c8d31f8fed44d952",
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"name": "Identiv uTrust 4701 F Dual Interface Reader(1)",
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"pinpad": false
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}
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],
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"success": true
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}
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In the above example you notice that 4 card-readers are connected. Each card-reader receives his temporary id which can be used for other functions where a card-reader id is needed. This method can be requested in order to list all available card-readers, and optional cards-inserted. Each card-reader has a vendor provided name, which is retrieved from the card-reader itself. An additional property pinpad, a boolean value, denotes if the card-reader has pin-pad capabilities. A pin-pad is a card-reader, most of the times with its own display and key-pad. From a security perspective, it's considered best practice to use as much as possible pin-pad capabilities of a pin-pad card-reader.
When a reader has a smart-card inserted (contact interface) or detected (contactless interface), the card type will be resolved by the Trust1Connector in order to respond with a meaningful type. In the above examples you see that; one card-reader has a Belgian eID card; another card-reader has a MisterCash or VISA Card available for interaction.

Get card readers with card inserted

Returns a list of available card readers with a smart card inserted. Multiple readers can be connected with multiple smart cards inserted. Each reader is identified by a unique reader_id and contains information about a connected smart card. A smart card is of a certain type. The Trust1Connector detects the type of the smart card and returns this information in the JSON response.
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T1CSdk.T1CClient.initialize(config).then(client => {
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var coreService = client.core();
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core.readersCardAvailable(callback);
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}, err => {
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console.error(err);
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});
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Response:
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{
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"data": [
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{
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"card": {
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"atr": "3B9813400AA503010101AD1311",
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"description": []
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},
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"id": "57a3e2e71c48cee9",
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"name": "Bit4id miniLector",
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"pinpad": false
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}
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],
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"success": true
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}
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