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How to use dell latitude e7240 Contactless smart card reader ?

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Hi,
I recently purchase a new notebook Dell Latitude E7240. It comes with smart card reader slot and contactless smart card reader. I have no idea whether this built-in things really working or ready to work. I browse everywhere in my notebook, but there is no software installed except for the driver stated as follow:
Aladdin IFD/VR Handler
MS Usbccid Smartcard Reader WUDF
Rainbow ikey Enumerator
Rainbow ikey virtual reader


I am thinking of using it as authentication. Let say, I want to use it to authenticate a specific web page.
What software do I need ?

For a start, I would like to just read my smartcard and display whatever data stored inside it. Later once it done, then I can extend it to use the data as authentication to my webpage.
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You should have some software that came with the system:  Dell Control Point (or Control Vault, maybe).  If not, contact Dell support you obtain the needed software.  

Here's information on how, for example, to enroll a smart card and configure preboot authentication using the smartcard reader:

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN135763/EN

Here are some articles you may find useful for your remaining questions:

https://ridrix.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/dell-embedded-contactless-smartcard-reader/
http://www.hidglobal.com/dell
http://www.smartcardalliance.org/newsletter/february_2005/feature_0205.html

Process for smart-card enabling a web site depends on the hosting platform.  What hosting platform do you use?
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Hi,
Sorry for the delay. I just back from long leave. My staff actually had tested with 2 softwares,
ie, using EMV Card Browser and CardPeek. (using smartcard slot, not using contactless smartcard yet)

The software did detect my smart card. However it display something which I don't understand at all what the infomation is all about. Please refer to attached doc file.

Perhaps the info is there but maybe still required sort of translator or decryptor.
smartcard-reader.pdf
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That's the Answer To Reset (ATR) message returned by an ISO/IEC 7816 compliant card following a cold reset.  It tells you how to communicate with the card.  

Now we also know that you're specifically talking about a Belgian eID card.

http://www.openscdp.org/scripts/tutorial/emv/resetatr.html

https://smartcard-atr.appspot.com/parse?ATR=3B7D94000057442908308693070565182b56

A smart card is not just an RFID card.  An RFID card is basically just a serial number you can read electronically.  That's not the case with a smart card - it is a little computer.  It has an OS, and contains applications and data.

Here's a blog post that deals specifically using an eID card to authenticate to a web site using Glassfish/OpenSSO/OpenDS - I hope you find it useful.

https://blogs.oracle.com/sebsto/entry/use_your_eid_to_authenticate

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Gary, I had to admit that the links didn't help me much. My knowledge on this is very limited.
I really don't know apart from what I had posted on 13 December 2014. My notebook can detect my card already but how to display the stored info ? Can you please tell me step by step ? Is there any 3rd party tools that really extract the data from my card ?

Thanks.
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I don't have a Belgian eID card to experiment with, so I can't provide you with specific instructions.

But here's a simple example using the Google eidlib library to access information on Belgian EID cards:

http://www.stormacq.com/a-java-library-to-use-belgium-eid-cards/

And here is a link to the Belgian EID site, which has tools and instructions for developers who wish to use the eID for authentication.

http://eid.belgium.be/en/developing_eid_applications/
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Gary,

Thanks.
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