Upon receiving your smart card and reader it is important to first find your transport key. The transport key is a string of numbers used to lock the smart card during it's travel from the manufacturing site to the customer. The actual key itself is sent via other means such as mail so that if the truck is robbed during delivery the cards are worthless unless they have the transport key. You can try to randomize keys and verify them to the card but the cards will eventually destroy themselves after so many bad verifies. This is usually under twenty tries so good luck. Like a password you can change this key once you have verified the original transport key. This key is like a super user password. Functions like creating, deleting, or updating files cannot be done without this key.