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Desktop Tools

We developed a Desktop tool in order to update the firmware and perform some basic device operations on the device.

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This tool allows easy customization and testing of a SafeKey device.


Supported features as of v1.2-4 (depending on OS):

  • Firmware update;
  • MakeCredential and GetAssertion;
  • Reset;
  • PIN management.

To be added in future Releases:

  • Device to Device Backup
  • Device to Cloud Backup
  • Unlock passphrase (PUK equivalent) Protected mode activation


Firmware update feature was tested on:

  • Windows 10 1903;
  • Windows 10 1909;
  • Windows 10 1909 (VM), latest updates (03.01.2020); two machines: 'build' and 'clean';
  • Linux Fedora 29;
  • Linux Fedora 30;
  • OS X High Sierra 10.13.6;
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.

Tested upgrade paths

  • Tested upgrade path: 1.0 -> 1.1
  • Tested upgrade path: 1.1 -> 1.2
  • Tested upgrade path: 1.2 -> 1.3


We currently have some issue with Catalina Software OS.

User Guide for Desktop Tool

Firmware Update

  • Vx.x Indicates the Desktop version of the tool
  • Indicates the latest stable firmware version
  • Click the refresh Authenticators button in order to detect your SafeKey and proceed to the next steps

  • If the version on the SafeKey is older than the latest referred firmware version, the Desktop app will suggest you to update it your device.

  • If the SafeKey version contains already the latest firmware version, the app will show that the device is up to date.

SafeKey Authenticity check

PIN management

RESET Device