• The BioStar 2 system supports several credentials. Card, Fingerprint, Mobile, Face, Visual Face, QR, and Password. Smart Card is one of the card types, and the BioStar 2 has two options when issuing the smart card. AOC(Access On Card) and SCC(Secure Credential Card).

  • The BioStar 2 is designed to authenticate users by matching the templates stored inside the device with their fingerprint or face templates. However, there are needs for securing personal information. In the BioStar 2, the administrator can use a concept called smart card which will allow issuing cards to store users’ templates inside the card and they carry it around for authentication. This will lead to a more secure environment since the devices don’t need to hold the user information inside them.

What is the Smart Card and how to use it?

  • Smart Card is an electronic card that operates in the 13.56 MHz band and is capable of both reading and writing data.
    A smart card can be fitted with various security functions, such as data encryption and allowing it to be read by a specific reader only.

  • The BioStar 2 has two options when issuing the smart card. AOC(Access On Card) and SCC(Secure Credential Card).
    AOC and SCC are features where you store the user information and fingerprint or face template in the smart card. 

  • Using a smart card, biometric data does not need to be stored on the server or device. Biometric data is stored only in smart card memory.

  • For more details about how to issue smart cards, please visit here: How to issue a smart card

The BioStar 2 supports different types of smart cards. MIFARE, MIFARE DESFire, iClass, and iClass Seos. Visit the Suprema product website for more information to check the card type each device supports.

If you want to store the visual face on your smart card, only BioStation 3 and FaceStation F2 are supported.

Description of the difference between AoC and SCC

Secure Credential Card
Access On Card
On Card
- User ID
- PIN, Biometric
- Card ID(User can type manually)
- User ID
- PIN, Biometric
- Card ID (Same as User ID)
- Access Group information
On Device
- User ID
- Access Group information
- No information required

  • The main difference between the Access on Card and Secure Credential card is that the Access on Card includes the Access Group information, and the Secure Credential card does not contain the Access Group information and allows you to change the secure ID.

  • In the BioStar 2, the data required is different depending on the card type. Check out the registration pop-up below.
Tips. Through the options below, biometric data may not be saved during enrollment progress.

Use case for AOC and SCC

<Case 1. Access On Card>

  •  In workplaces where the user's access group information remains unchanged, it is possible to use an Access On Card.

<Case 2. Secure Credential Card>

  • In workplaces where the user's access group information is frequently changed, use a Secure Credential Card.
  • The device stores the user's access group information and synchronizes with the BioStar 2. There is no need to reissue the Secure Credential Card.

  • Available when the administrator wants to manage the card number. When issuing an SCC, you can enter the card number directly.