Load or remove keys subsequently to or from SAMs.

Load or remove keys subsequently to or from SAMs.

LoadKey-Tool for transport companies and manufacturers

Sometimes it may be necessary to add or remove certain keys subsequently on already delivered Level 2 or Level 3 SAMs. For this you need the so-called LoadKey tool (also 'SAMLoadCrypto'). 

The functions of the LoadKey tool

With the LoadKey tool, transport companies and manufacturers alike can apply cryptograms to SAMs that have already been delivered and thus

  • transfer new symmetric keys to a SAM
  • delete existing symmetric keys on a SAM
  • change the usage limit of symmetric keys on a SAM 

How to get the LoadKey tool

The cryptograms are requested via the  ASM-Tool and downloaded via the KA key management website after issuance. You can download the LoadKey tool together with a PDF manual here free of charge.

Download LoadKey-Tool

Subject matter of the contract

These Terms of Use govern the granting of the right to use (license) the software in any form and shape. All rights to the software are held by VDV eTicket-Service GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter: VDV-ETS). A software license agreement is concluded between the Licensee and VDV-ETS.

VDV-ETS is the owner of all copyrights and all other intellectual property rights to the Software. The software is neither sold to the Licensee nor are any copyrights transferred to the Licensee.

The Licensee is granted the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the Software in the respective purchased version, its updates and the associated documentation. The Licensee is not granted any further rights of use. The source code is not the subject of the transfer of rights. In particular, the Licensee may not modify, correct, further develop, translate, decrypt, reverse engineer or misuse the Software in whole or in part, nor may it sell, rent, lend, transfer or otherwise make the Software available to third parties.

Support services are not covered by this contract.

VDV-ETS points out that according to the state of the art it is not possible to produce software in such a way that it is always available in all applications and combinations and works error-free at all times. VDV-ETS warrants to the Licensee that the Software will operate in accordance with the instructions available online at the time of installation. Should the Software be defective, the Licensee may report such defects to VDV-ETS. VDV-ETS shall take error messages into account in updates and further developments or remedy them immediately if this is readily possible. The Licensee shall have no further warranty claims. The Licensee shall have the right to uninstall the Software at any time.

The Licensee shall lose the right to use the Software if it violates one or more provisions of this Agreement.

The useful life is unlimited.


German law shall apply to the present contractual relationship. The place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from this contract is the registered office of VDV-ETS.

System requirements for using the LoadKey tool: 

  • Standard commercial PC (or notebook)
  • Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Commercially available smart card reader, which can be accessed via the Windows interface PC-Card. This card reader is usually connected via USB.