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Add credentials

This article explicitly focuses on adding physical credentials to the Kisi system. You can add Kisi Passes, high-frequency NFC, or low-frequency RFID credentials from the Credentials tab in the left-hand navigation, or on a specific user’s details page under the Credentials section.

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Make sure you enable mobile credentials, too.

Assign Kisi Passes

  1. Go to the Kisi dashboard and click Credentials
  2. Click on Add credential and select Single credential
  3. Select the Enter card data tab (selected by default)
  4. Under Card Type, select Kisi credential
  5. Under Card token, enter the card token printed on the card (case sensitive)
  6. Under Assign to user, enter the email address of the user you want to assign this card to (required)
  7. Click Add
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If you don't want to issue cards to specific users, use an email alias (e.g. admin+1@yourdomain.com) to assign cards in Kisi and confirm them via the same email. Note: this method will not work for Microsoft Exchange users.

Assign third-party NFC credentials

  1. Go to the Kisi dashboard and click Credentials
  2. Click on Add credential and select Single credential
  3. Select the Enter card data tab (selected by default)
  4. Under Card Type, select 3-rd party NFC 4/7 byte
  5. Under Card UID (Hex), enter the card token printed on the card (case sensitive)
  6. Under Assign to user, enter the email address of the user you want to assign this card to (required)
  7. Click Add

Assign third-party RFID credentials

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The instructions below refer to assigning third-party low-frequency RFID credentials to the Kisi Controller. If you need to assign RFID credentials to Kisi Controller Pro 2 with a Wiegand board, please visit Assign door to controller.

Although Kisi can work with all low-frequency RFID (125 kHz) card types, only the card formats listed below can be imported in bulk at the moment. It's essential to note that even though some types of RFID cards (such as HID) also exist as high-frequency (13.56 MHz) cards, they may not comply with NFC standards and are thus unsupported by Kisi.

  • C15001 KeyScan (36-bit card) (125 kHz)
  • EM410x/TK410x (for 26-bit readers) (125 kHz)
  • EM410x/TK410x (for 32/34-bit readers) (125 kHz)
  • HID H10301 (26-bit card) (125 kHz)
  • HID H10302 (37-bit card) (125 kHz)
  • HID H10304 (37-bit card) (125 kHz)
  1. Go to the Kisi dashboard and click Credentials
  2. Click on Add Credential and select Single credential
  3. Select the Enter card data tab
  4. Open the Card Type dropdown and select your card type
  5. Depending on your card type, you'll have to enter different values:
    • Facility _Code - This may be printed on the card and represents the facility or building the card belongs to. It’s the same for all employees at a location.
    • Card Code - Often printed on the card. It is unique and is used to identify the person it has been assigned to.
    • Card ID - Often printed on the card. It is unique and is used to identify the card.
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For EM410x/TK410x credentials, the bits refer to the reader's output. Before enrolling this type of credential, make sure you know if it will be used with 26-bit or 32/34-bit readers.

  1. Assign the card to a user by entering an email address
  2. Click Add

Navigate to the details page of the credential that was just added to see the card type and code displayed.

Bulk import third-party low-frequency RFID credentials

Import users

Before bulk importing low-frequency RFID credentials, make sure you import your users first. Follow this article and choose the method that best suits your requirements.

Import credentials

You can either use one CSV template per credential type, or import different credential types within a single template using the General template.

  1. Go to the Kisi dashboard and click Credentials
  2. Click on Add credential and select Bulk import LF cards
  3. Under CSV templates, click on the credential type you are using in your current access control system
  4. At the bottom of the credential overview, click on Download template here
  5. Open the CSV file that you have downloaded
  6. Fill out the required fields. Follow our CSV format guide to make sure you add the necessary values.
  7. Save your CSV(s) following the naming format credential_type_organization_name. For example HID_H10301_26_bit_your_organization_name.
  8. Go back to Kisi
  9. Upload the saved CSV file(s) under Import CSV file
  10. Click Add

Add your Yubikeys to Kisi

  1. Sign in to your Kisi Android app
  2. Select a place
  3. Tap the Home icon to open the admin dashboard
  4. Tap on Assign card
  5. Use the camera to scan a QR code or enter a token manually
  6. Once the key has been found, assign it to your e-mail address. Next, you'll receive an e-mail to activate it
  7. Activate the key