Upgrade from an earlier version of Keyple

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This guide is intended to help a user of a previous version of Keyple Java to upgrade his application to a new version of the library.

Upgrade from:

Note: here we describe the evolutions in broad outline, for the details of the APIs, the reader is invited to consult the API reference section.

Upgrade from 0.9.0 to 1.0.0

What’s changed?

Compared to version 0.9, the goal of Keyple 1.0 is mainly to fix bugs, add features to make Keyple more robust and rename/reorganize classes to make it easier to learn.

Class renaming

ModuleOld name (0.9.0)New name (1.0.0)
Keyple CoreSeProxyServiceSmartCardService
Keyple CoreReaderPluginPlugin
Keyple CoreSeReaderReader
Keyple CoreReaderPoolPluginPoolPlugin
Keyple CoreSeSelectionCardSelectionService
Keyple CoreSeSelectorCardSelector
Keyple CoreAbstractMatchingSeAbstractSmartCard
Keyple CalypsoPoSelectionRequestPoSelection
Keyple CalypsoSamSelectionRequestSamSelection

Internal exception handling

New possibilities have been added in the management of observable objects (Plugin and Reader).

If the Plugin or Reader is observable, it is now necessary to define exception handlers that will be called by the internal layers of Keyple in the case of an exception raised by an observation process.

Two new interfaces have been added to the event package to allow applications via the factories of the concerned plugins to define the method that will be called when needed:

  • PluginObservationExceptionHandler
  • ReaderObservationExceptionHandler

These handlers are usually provided by the application via the constructor of the plugin’s factory.

PC/SC plugin

The generic parameterization interface for plugins and readers has been removed in favor of methods specific to each plugin.

In the case of the PC/SC plugin, the following methods have appeared:


Keyple Distributed

The use of Keyple in a remote context has been extensively reviewed and its description is beyond the scope of this guide. Please refer to the distributed application section.

Upgrade from 0.8.1 to 0.9.0

What’s changed?

From a user API point of view, the changes relate to the following topics: From a user API point of view, the changes relate to the following topics:

Plugin registration in the SeProxyService

The registerPlugin method of the SeProxyService class now returns the reference of the registered plugin.

This makes it possible, for example, to perform a reader setup in an application such as this one:

   // Create a PcscPlugin and register it into the SeProxyService
   ReaderPlugin pcscPlugin = seProxyService.registerPlugin(new PcscPluginFactory());`

   // Get the PO reader from the plugin
   SeReader poReader = pcscPlugin.getReader("ASK LoGO 0");

Preparation of selection cases

The AidSelector, Selector and PoSelector classes now follow the Fluent Builder pattern for better handling of optional parameters.

The construction of an AidSelector is as follows:

AidSelector appAidSelector = AidSelector.builder()

The fileControlInformation and fileOccurrence fields are optional (shown here with their default values), so a simple version can be :

AidSelector aidSelector = AidSelector.builder().aidToSelect(CalypsoClassicInfo.AID).build();

The construction of a SeSelector is as follows:

seSelector = SeSelector.builder()

The PoSelector adds the possibility to specify that an invalidated PO should be processed

seSelector = SeSelector.builder()

The management of PO commands to be performed after the selection step (when it has been successful) is handled by the methods of the PoSelectionRequest class:

  • preparing to read files has been simplified and is done using the unique following method:
public void prepareReadRecordFile(byte sfi, int recordNumber)
  • preparing to select files is done using the following method:
public void prepareSelectFile(byte[] lid)
public void prepareSelectFile(short lid)

Note that from now the “prepare” methods no longer return indexes, the data will be placed in the CalypsoPo object.

Retrieving selection results

The MatchingSelection class no longer exists. In the class SelectionsResult (see processDefaultSelection/processExplicitSelection):

  • getActiveSelection is replaced by getActiveMatchingSe which returns an AbstractMatchingSe object (the still existing hasActiveSelection method must be used before)

  • getMatchingSelection is replaced by getMatchingSe which returns an AbstractMatchingSe object (may be null if the index provided does not correspond to a successful selection case)

  • getMatchingSelections now returns a Map containing a list of associated AbstractMatchingSe with the selection index that produced it (Map<Integer, AbstractMatchingSe>)

  • a new hasSelectionMatched method indicates whether the selection index provided corresponds to a successful selection case

  • a new getActiveSelectionIndex method returns the index of the active selection (the still existing hasActiveSelection method must be used before)

Definition of the security settings of the transaction

These parameters are defined via the PoSecuritySettings class, whose construction now follows the Fluent Builder pattern.

All parameters are optional except the SamResource.

Here is an example of a complete PoSecuritySettings build:

poSecuritySettings = new PoSecuritySettings.PoSecuritySettingsBuilder(samResource)
                            .sessionDefaultKif(AccessLevel.SESSION_LVL_PERSO, DEFAULT_KIF_PERSO)
                            .sessionDefaultKif(AccessLevel.SESSION_LVL_LOAD, DEFAULT_KIF_LOAD)
                            .sessionDefaultKif(AccessLevel.SESSION_LVL_DEBIT, DEFAULT_KIF_DEBIT)
                            .sessionDefaultKeyRecordNumber(AccessLevel.SESSION_LVL_PERSO, DEFAULT_KEY_RECORD_NUMBER_PERSO)
                            .sessionDefaultKeyRecordNumber(AccessLevel.SESSION_LVL_LOAD, DEFAULT_KEY_RECORD_NUMBER_LOAD)
                            .sessionDefaultKeyRecordNumber(AccessLevel.SESSION_LVL_DEBIT, DEFAULT_KEY_RECORD_NUMBER_DEBIT)

Creation of the PoTransaction object

Since PoSecuritySettings now integrates SamResource, the construction of PoTransaction has evolved slightly.

Here is an example:

PoTransaction poTransaction = new PoTransaction(new PoResource(poReader, calypsoPo), poSecuritySettings);

Transaction commands preparation

Just as with the “prepare” commands used for selection, the “prepare” commands used for transactions no longer return indexes.

The available commands in version 0.9 are:

public final void prepareSelectFile(SelectFileControl control)
public final void prepareSelectFile(short lid)
public final void prepareSelectFile(byte[] lid)
public final void prepareReadRecordFile(byte sfi, int recordNumber)
public final void prepareReadRecordFile(byte sfi, int firstRecordNumber, int numberOfRecords, int recordSize))
public final void prepareReadCounterFile(byte sfi, int countersNumber)
public final void prepareUpdateRecord(byte sfi, int recordNumber, byte[] recordData)
public final void prepareWriteRecord(byte sfi, int recordNumber, byte[] recordData)
public final void prepareAppendRecord(byte sfi, byte[] recordData)
public final void prepareIncreaseCounter(byte sfi, int counterNumber, int incValue)
public final void prepareDecreaseCounter(byte sfi, int counterNumber, int decValue)

Transaction commands processing

The “process” commands have also been revised and simplified.

They all return void.

In case of failure a exception is raised (see below).

public final void processOpening(PoTransaction.SessionSetting.AccessLevel accessLevel)

The ModificationMode is no longer required since it is integrated in the PoSecuritySettings.

Parameters previously used to specify that a file is read at login are removed.

Instead, the first prepareReadFile command will be automatically taken into account.

public final void processPoCommands()
public final void processPoCommandsInSession()
public final void processCancel(ChannelControl channelControl)
public final void processClosing(ChannelControl channelControl)

Retrieving data read from POs

This is a major evolution of the Keyple API. Previously, data read from Calyspo POs were retrieved by applications using “parser” methods.

With Keyple API 0.9, Calypso PO data is made available in the CalypsoPo object obtained during selection and enriched all along the operations performed with PoTransaction.

The public getter methods of CalypsoPo are:

public final String getDfName()
public final byte[] getDfNameBytes()
public final String getApplicationSerialNumber()
public final byte[] getApplicationSerialNumberBytes()

public final String getAtr()
public final String getStartupInfo()
public final PoRevision getRevision()
public final byte getSessionModification()
public final byte getApplicationType()
public final byte getApplicationSubtype()
public final byte getPlatform()
public final byte getSoftwareIssuer()
public final byte getSoftwareVersion()
public final byte getSoftwareRevision()

public final boolean isDeselectRatificationSupported()
public final boolean isConfidentialSessionModeSupported()
public final boolean isPublicAuthenticationSupported()
public final boolean isPinFeatureAvailable()
public final boolean isSvFeatureAvailable()

public final boolean isDfInvalidated()
public final boolean isDfRatified()

public final DirectoryHeader getDirectoryHeader()
public final ElementaryFile getFileBySfi(byte sfi)
public final ElementaryFile getFileByLid(short lid)
public final Map<Byte, ElementaryFile> getAllFiles()

Four new classes DirectoryHeader, ElementaryFile, FileHeader and FileData have been added.


The public getters for this class are:

public short getLid()
public byte[] getAccessConditions()
public byte[] getKeyIndexes()

public byte getDfStatus()
public byte getKif(AccessLevel level)
public byte getKvc(AccessLevel level)

public String toString()

The public getters for this class are:

public byte getSfi()
public FileHeader getHeader()
public FileData getData()

public String toString()

The public getters for this class are:

public short getLid()
public int getRecordsNumber()
public int getRecordSize()
public FileType getType()
public byte getDfStatus()

public boolean isShared()
public Short getSharedReference()
public byte[] getAccessConditions()
public byte[] getKeyIndexes()

public String toString()

The public getters for this class are:

public byte[] getContent()
public byte[] getContent(int numRecord)
public byte[] getContent(int numRecord, int dataOffset, int dataLength)
public SortedMap<Integer, byte[]> getAllRecordsContent()

public int getContentAsCounterValue(int numCounter)
public SortedMap<Integer, Integer> getAllCountersValue()

public String toString()

So, for example to extract the contents of contract files present in the PO, the code might look like this:

    /* Read all 4 contracts command, record size set to 29 */
            CalypsoClassicInfo.RECORD_NUMBER_1, 4, 29);
    /* proceed with the sending of commands, don't close the channel */

    ElementaryFile efContracts = calypsoPo.getFileBySfi(CalypsoClassicInfo.SFI_Contracts);

    SortedMap<Integer, byte[]> records = efContracts.getData().getAllRecordsContent();
    for (Map.Entry<Integer, byte[]> entry : records.entrySet()) {
        logger.info("Contract #{}: {}", entry.getKey(),

Error handling

Since version 0.9, all Keyple exceptions are of the RuntimeException type.

Catching exceptions is therefore now optional.

However, it is possible to selectively catch certain exceptions in order to deal with particular cases.

The new hierarchy of Keyple exceptions is shown here