Java Smartcard I/O API

Since Java Version 1.6, the Smartcard I/O API has been available. This API supports communication with PC / SC readers and smartcards. The following classes are included in the javax.smartcardio package:
ATR, CommandAPDU, ResponseAPDU, TerminalFactory, CardTerminals, CardCardChannel, CardPermission, CardException, CardNotPresentException and TerminalFactorySpi.

The examples in Section 11.3.2 should give a first impression. In this example, the contactless card’s serial number is retrieved with the help of the pseudo-APDU command, GetData, and is output to the console.

icon_zip.gif Java Smartcard I/O API Example

import java.util.List;
import javax.smartcardio.*;

public class SmartCardReader {

    public static void main(String[] args) {


            // show the list of available terminals
            TerminalFactory factory = TerminalFactory.getDefault();

            List<CardTerminal> terminals = factory.terminals().list();

            System.out.println("Terminals: " + terminals);
            // get the first terminal
            CardTerminal terminal = terminals.get(0);

            // establish a connection with the card
            Card card = terminal.connect("*");
            System.out.println("card: " + card);

            // get the ATR
            ATR atr = card.getATR();
            byte[] baAtr = atr.getBytes();

            System.out.print("ATR = 0x");
            for(int i = 0; i < baAtr.length; i++ ){
                System.out.printf("%02X ",baAtr[i]);

            CardChannel channel = card.getBasicChannel();
            byte[] cmdApduGetCardUid = new byte[]{
                    (byte)0xFF, (byte)0xCA, (byte)0x00, (byte)0x00, (byte)0x00};
            ResponseAPDU respApdu = channel.transmit(
                                     new CommandAPDU(cmdApduGetCardUid));

            if(respApdu.getSW1() == 0x90 && respApdu.getSW2() == 0x00){

                byte[] baCardUid = respApdu.getData();

                System.out.print("Card UID = 0x");
                for(int i = 0; i < baCardUid.length; i++ ){
                    System.out.printf("%02X ", baCardUid [i]);


        } catch (CardException e) {

Remark: In the Eclipse environment, access to the „javax.*“package must be shared.

In der Entwicklungsumgebung Eclipse muss man den Zugriff auf das javax Package freigeben