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Reads certificate for smart cards.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
SmartCard 7.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ❌ No
MBS( "SmartCard.ReadCertificate"; SmartCardContext; DeviceType { ; ReturnType } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
SmartCardContext The smartcard context reference number. $SmartCardContext
DeviceType Which device to handle, so the plugin talks the right dialect.
Currently supported cardos and acos.
ReturnType What format to return the certificate.
Can be Hex or Base64. Default is hex.
"Hex" Optional


Returns result or error.


Reads certificate for smart cards.
Convenience function which wraps a few calls to Transmit function.

This is function for atos Smartcards CardOS v5.0/5.3, which we needed for point of sales software in Austria. It may not work with your cards unless they have same protocol.

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Created 18th January 2017, last changed 17th June 2018

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