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smart card utility for GIDS cards


gids-tool [Options]

The gids-tool utility can be used from the command line to perform miscellaneous smart card operations on a GIDS smart card.


-X,  --initialize

Initialize token.

--admin-key argument

Define the administrator key

--pin argument

Define user PIN.

--serial-number argument

Define serial number.

-U,  --unblock

Unblock the user PIN after an administrator authentication.

-C,  --change-admin-key

Change the administrator key.

--new-admin-key argument

Define the new administrator key.

--reader argument, -r argument

Number of the reader to use. By default, the first reader with a present card is used. If argument is an ATR, the reader with a matching card will be chosen.

-w,  --wait

Wait for a card to be inserted.

-v,  --verbose

Verbose operation. Use several times to enable debug output.

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gids-tool was written by Vincent Le Toux <>.


10/30/2020 OpenSC Tools