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Beginner question: How to communicate with NTAG213

Question asked by N'Kenge Drew on May 17, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2017 by N'Kenge Drew

I bought a bunch of NTAG213 cards and have an ACR122U reader writer. I want to password protect each card with the same password, write a unique ID to each card, and use that ID to compare against a database in order to get an approval or declined response. I've studied the documentation and learned how the cards work via various tool, but my biggest question is, how do I actually send commands to the cards to read and write stuff in the system I'm thinking about creating? Is there a specific scripting tool or software I should be using to read and write or build upon?


Speaking about unique IDs, I've been told that each card has an ID, and that the pages that store the IDs can never be overwritten right? So is it safe to assume that if I bought one million NTAG213 cards, I'd never have to worry about a duplicate ID? If that is the case, is it possible for me to instead just write a program that reads the ID from each card and use that instead of writing an ID to each card? How can I get a program I'm writing to read that ID?

Sorry about bothering you guys with what may be a total beginner question, but I'm totally clueless and really want to learn. I'd really appreciate any help that I can get.