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What is the UCM SDK?
The Universal Credential Management SDK provides access to a framework that eases the storage of digital credentials across several possible storage hardware on a mobile device. The SDK simplifies...
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What secure hardware can I use with the UCM SDK to store credentials?
Currently, you can use these hardware with the UCM framework: Samsung eSE (embedded Secure Element) baiMobile Smart Card Reader You need to download a hardware-specific APK, which plugs...
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What are credentials?
Credentials refer to: Certificates — These identify a person or company that owns a device, app, website, etc. The certificate includes the public key used to encrypt data, and the...
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What Keystores can I use?
On Android devices, you can store your credentials in these types of Keystores: AndroidCAStore, AndroidKeyStore, BCPKCS12, BKS, BouncyCastle, PKCS12. On Knox devices, you can also use the more...
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What licenses do I need to use the Knox UCM SDK?
You need the following: Enterprise (ELM) license — This is a unique value that identifies each app developer and determines the Android permissions they can use. For the UCM SDK, there are two...
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Are the UCM APIs in the ISV SDK the same as those in the UCM SDK?
The ISV SDK no longer includes any APIs for Knox Universal Credential Management, and the ISV license no longer provides you with permission to use the UCM APIs. For all UCM APIs, use the UCM SDK...
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Can I use the API methods in both the UCM SDK and ISV SDK?
Yes, but in two different apps. Since each app can activate only one ELM or ISV key, you need one app to use the UCM SDK, and another app to use the ISV SDK
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I already have an Enterprise (ELM) license. Can I use it for the UCM SDK?
No. You need to apply for a special ELM license to use the UCM SDK. Since each app can activate only one ELM key, you need one app to use the Standard SDK, and another app to use the UCM SDK. Contact...
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I already have an ISV license. Can I use it for the UCM SDK?
No. The ISV license no longer supports the UCM APIs. You must get a Enterprise (ELM) key, which gives you permission to use the UCM SDK. Contact us to apply for access to the UCM SDK and its ELM...
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If I don’t use the Knox UCM SDK, what are my options for credential storage?
You would need to use the proprietary APIs provided by storage providers for their storage hardware. For more support, try the storage provider support or resources on their website.
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