This tutorial describes how to install and use the card reader on a Ubuntu installation. So if you are a Mac user (like me) or just have Windows installed, you should install a virtual machine first. VirtualBox is free and quite good, but I am using Parallels Desktop, which is not expensive but provides better host/gest-integration and IMHO performs slightly better.
Now you have to configure that the virtual machine has access to your USB-devices. VirtualBox users will find a short step-by-step tutorial here.
For Parallel do the following: I assinged my USB device permanently to the vm. You can do the same with Paralell just by opening the vm-specific settings, navigate to hardware, select USB & Bluetooth and click on USB Connection Preferences.... Then a new window opens immediatly and you can add such an assignment:
Install dependencies, driver and tools
First of all boot your vm (depends on your vm-provider). In ubuntu you have to install PCSC-Lite, which needs libusb and libscsclite inclusive development dependencies. pcscd is the daemon and the pcsc tools provides a few nice command line tools (e.g. pcsc_scan and gscriptor):
sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev libpcsclite-dev pcscd pcsc-tools
I used the following lines to compile and install pcsclite:
wget https://alioth.debian.org/frs/download.php/latestzip/112/ccid-latest.zip cd ~/Downloads unzip ccid-latest.zip tar -xvf ccid-* cd ccid-* ./configure make sudo make install sudo cp src/92_pcscd_ccid.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/
Now you have to download the device specific driver. Go to hidglobal drivers, select Omikey as your device vendor and Linux x64 as target platform. Then you should get a list with a lot of entries.. The right one is named something like this
"OMNIKEY 5x2x PC/SC for Linux 64Bit". Download it and open a terminal and copy/paste the following commands:
cd ~/Downloads tar -xvf ifdokrfid_lnx_x64-* cd ifdokrfid_lnx_x64-* sudo ./install
Now it's time for a reboot (This may not be mandatory, but I always reboot my machine after a successful driver installation).
Back in Ubuntu you can use the
lsusb command to test if the device is visible:
parallels@ubuntu:~/Downloads/ccid-1.4.21$ sudo lsusb Bus 001 Device 007: ID 203a:fff9 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 076b:5421 OmniKey AG Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Now you have to restart the service...
sudo service pcscd restart
... and scan for devices (you will have to put your decive out and in again). If the output looks like this, it works:
Ready steady go!
Now you can open gscriptor, which provices a nice GUI for issuing ISO 7816-4 APDU-commands to the reader (the specific device can be selected in the settings).