Key Management

Many smart card issuing systems need to manage a large number of diverse cryptographic keys for different applications. These keys can be used for data encryption and decryption, verification, authentication and authorization. However the process of tracking these keys, lifecycles, key types and procedures on various locations can be challenging to control.

A key management system related to the issuance of EMV chip cards is concerned with the management of cryptographic keys between
authorized parties and is designed to control complex configurations while keeping costs low.

Bell ID® Key Manager

Bell ID® Key Manager offers full key management functionality for all types of tokens/ payment applications and deals with the potentially complex process of generation, storage, distribution, import and lifecycle management of cryptographic keys.

Bell ID® Key Manager provides interfaces to all major Hardware Security Model (HSM) providers and is managed through an easy to use interface. During the lifecycle of keys, the system registers all changes in the status of all keys under its control. In addition, Bell ID® Key Manager takes care of
key distribution to other third party applications.

Being a main part of the Bell ID software platform, the functionality of Bell ID® Key Manager and key material secured in its key management database is interoperable with Bell ID® EMV Token Manager.


Secure Key Processing

Multiple Algorithms and Key Types

Multiple Configurations

Standalone or Integrated Component

Application Programming Interface (API) Availability

Bell ID EMV Token Manager
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Bell ID® EMV Token Manager
Bell ID® EMV Token Manager supports many established banks worldwide to manage multi million tokens on a day-to-day basis.