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Set up card encoding description template in Identity Manager

An encoding description contains the information for the electronic personalization of a card. Smart ID Identity Manager supports a variety of authentication technologies such as RFID and PKI. You can combine several technologies or RFID variants on a multi-functional or hybrid card. You import the encoding description from a file. The encoding description has a proprietary syntax and describes the information that will be sent to the identity Manager Production Client and hence to the encoding unit in the card printer or to the card terminal during electronic personalization. 

To import, consult your system integrator or the software manufacturer so that they can create suitable encoding descriptions.


Before setting up the encoding description template, make sure that the following things apply:

  • Install Identity Manager

  • Available data pool to refer to

  • Available encoding description files in .dsz format

Add encoding description template

  1. In Identity Manager Admin, go to Home > Encodings.

  2. To add a new encoding description template:

    1. Click +New.

    2. click Upload and browse to the encoding description file in .dsz format. Enter a Name and a Description (optionally).

    3. Click Save+Edit.
      The Encoding panel is shown.

  3. To edit an existing encoding description template, double-click on its name.

Read more about the structure of the encoding description file on Structure of an encoding description in Identity Manager.

The rest of the procedure for editing the encoding description is identical to the procedure described in Set up card template in Identity Manager.

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