One Credential, Universal Identification
Secure. Interoperable. Open.
All Access Credentials
In a perfect world, your smart access card should seamlessly and securely read on your door access readers, your locks, and your logical access readers. LEAF is providing the tools to make such concepts a reality.
Your user's credentials are their keys to everything they need and want to do with their identities in one package.
Security through standards
The commercial security industry, as a whole, from technology providers to end-users, is demanding more product interoperability, security, and functionality. LEAF was created by industry members to simplify the integration of legacy, current, and future technologies.
LEAF is combining the best security protocols and ISO standards with the most advanced technologies to provide a complete specification for interoperable solutions.
LEAF pledges to continue its quest to ensure compatibility in security.
LEAF Enabled Products
DOOR LOCKS & ACCESS READERS
KEY MANAGEMENT & CREDENTIALS
USB, SECURE PRINTING & LOGICAL ACCESS
SYMMETRIC CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEYS
LEAF SI AND LEAF CC
LEAF Si stands for LEAF Secure Issuance. LEAF Si Enabled Products come with a standard set of keys that facilitate interoperability out of the box. LEAF Si is for end-users who do not have an appetite for key management but are required to transition to highly secure encrypted credentials that nevertheless present options to work with multiple vendors.
LEAF Cc stands for LEAF Custom Cryptographic Keys. End-Users who desire to use their own keys and or have them managed by a 3rd party can purchase LEAF Cc, Custom Cryptographic Keys. LEAF Cc is recommended for facilities requiring high security and is optimal for campuses desiring maximum flexibility and interoperability
The enhanced security of LEAF Cc cards means LEAF Cc cards can only be read by authorized devices. Readers must be loaded explicitly with one of the read keys of the Cc keyset as authorized by the end-user
End-users are in full control of their LEAF Cc keyset and work directly with LEAF vendors to issue and maintain them.
LEAF DATA STRUCTURE
We started by defining a standard data structure for the latest smart credential technology. In most cases, credentials are based on MIFARE DESFire® EV2. The intelligent design supports the most advanced security features and a genuinely open multi-application architecture.
The complete LEAF specifications can be found in the Learning Center.