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Release notes Nexus Card SDK 5.6

Version: 5.6

Release Date: 2019-11-06


Nexus Card SDK 5.6 has been released today.

Main new features

Improvements for DESFire EV2 and SAM modules

With this release we introduce improvements and additional security features around DESFire EV2 and SAM modules.

Detailed feature list


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Support for SAM host key authentication

To protect the usage of SAM modules, DESFire provides a "host key authentication". In this release, this additional security feature for DESFire in combination with SAM is supported.


DESFire: Additional access right sets is supported

The "Additional Access Right Sets" is now supported. This was introduced with DESFire EV2, also in combination with SAM AV2 Modules.


Improved encoding of pre-personalized EV2 chips

It is now possible to encode pre-personalized DESFire EV2 chips that do not allow reading/checking the file structure.

Corrected bugs

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Made some stability improvements when calling the PRIME JPKIEncoder.


Fixed an issue in the logging to prevent writing secrets into to the debug logfile.


Fixed an issue that was causing a crash of Configuration Manager in the Camera Settings dialog.


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