Rohos Logon Key with easyident FS-2044, pcProx, KCY RFID readers support

Updated 10 Oct 2017.

Rohos encourages new technologies. Now Rohos Logon Key allows to use a
various of RFID tags for Windows logon: Indala, Emarine, Legic and
Hitag . Thanks to We have got a sample of easyident FS-2044
RFID reader, produced by
FS Fertigungsservice (Germany).  Also we have added support for
the following RFID readers: KCY 125 Khz , Addimat and pcProx Plus by

This RFID can read and write a few types of Tags produced by the
company, including one handy Hitag bracelet EM4100. RFID tag EM4100 is a
read-only RFID tag with a 40 bit unique ID which is read automatically
by RFID reader FS-2044.

This space-saving device with dimensions 91 x 91 x 14 mm is very
compact. Easy to install, you only need to setup the drivers for Windows
from the official web site. We have successfully integrated this device with Rohos Logon Key v.2.8. The easyident FS-2044 is one in a multiple devices that can be use in Rohos Logon Key for secure login your Windows computer.


Below are photos of that easyident FS-2044 RFID transponder.


How to use easyident, pcProx, KCY RFID readers for Windows Login:

1. Download and install Rohos Logon key.

2. Open Rohos Logon Key > Options > choose RFID FS-2044 as a key to Windows login.

Click on Options below USB Key type selection and Choose COM port where Easyident FS-2044 is connected.

Rohos Logon Key immediately check COM port for reader presence. Note,
now you can set up RFID tags, add and edit them. Save your time with
Import…/Export… options, the file with all configured tags can be saved
and exported on any other computer. Click OK to save this setting.

Enable option Login by USB Key only  
Enable “Require user to type Windows password along with a USB Key“. Two-factor authentication protects your computer now.

3. Open Rohos Logon Key > Setup USB Key

  • Place your EM4100 RFID Tag on the reader like on the photo.
  • Rohos Logon Key will detect it serial number.
  • Enter your Windows password and click “Setup USB Key”.

Now you may use this RFID tag for Windows logon including Windows Vista/Seven x32/x64 systems.


  • Note,A  now you can lock the computer – bring the tag close to
    the reader, in order to unlock it a€“ again bring the tag to the reader.
    To put in force this option you need to enable option “Perform this action when you withdraw your USB key from computer”.
  • Unlimited number of tags configured. If you are interested to try it please contact us.

Known Issues:

  1. When the application (including Rohos) opens a COM port then other
    apps can’t open this COM port again. Rohos opens a COM port only for
    login, or Tag setup operations.
  2. If you have other apps that should work with a reader they could
    conflict with Rohos.  If so, do not use “USB Key removal” settings.
  3. If you have an applications that keep this reader opened (and COM
    port) it is possible that COM port will be locked thus for example the
    following use case will not be possible:
    – user turn on a PC and login with a TAG,
    – a 3rd party Application runs on the desktop and  working with Easident reader all of the time (COM port is locked).
    – user lock the desktop and try to unlock it with a TAG by using Rohos Logon Key
    – Rohos will not be able to connect COM port – and this user will not login by a TAG.
  4. Rohos reads RFID tags by KCY and PcProx RFID readers by using USB connection mode, so you may disable keyboard mode.
  5. PIN code functionality and Active Directory authentication are supported as well.

Please contact us if you wish Rohos Logon to support other RFID Tags of Easyident.

Lock/unlock your Mac with Rohos Logon Key. Video review by Alex.

One of Rohos Logon Key for Mac users, Alex, has volunteered to make a video about the program. Looks like it turned out to be a success for a young Mac user. 🙂 From his video you will learn that “Rohos Logon Key turns any USB into a key to unlock your computer.” So whenever you do not want to type in your password just like Alex has confessed, plug in your USB.

Rohos Logon Key for Mac benefits:

  1. To unlock your computer just plug in your USB
  2. Going for a break or lunch just pull the USB key out and the program will do whatever you want to (preliminary setup is required):
    1. Shut down
    2. Goes to sleep, etc.

Alex demonstrates how Rohos Logon Key looks and works on Mac:

  • Showing Rohos Preferences window
  • Setting actions upon USB key removal
  • Possibility to turn Rohos Logon Key OFF in case your USB key is stolen
  • Possibility to add new USB keys to access your computer is amazingly fast!

Thank you Alex and success to you in all your undertakings.

Rohos Logon Key v.2.0 for Mac OS X

(Updated 16 Nov 2009)

Are you using Mac? You’d be glad to learn that we have just released new Rohos Logon Key v. 2.0 for Mac OS X to ensure safe and secure authentication. It works for both Leopard and Snow Leopard versions. We are here working hard to provide you with the very best services we can and we look forward to continuing to do so into the future.

With this completely new version Rohos Logon adds convenient authentication security for Mac OS X login and unlocking after a screen saver. But also works like a security Key for privileged operations made by the user during installing software, changing system preferences, etc. So you don’t need to enter your password manually in most cases.

What’s new:

  • Re-implemented login screen. Now Rohos Logon replaces Mac OS X logon screen.
  • “Screen Saver Password” dialog box is replaced by Rohos Logon.
  • Rohos Logon dialog box also replaces System Keychain authentication dialog box. This dialog box authenticates almost all privileged operations made by the user (installing software, changing system preferences, etc.).

Download Rohos Logon Key for Mac 2.0:

Read more

Rohos Face Logon v.2.7

Rohos Face Logon designed to add authentication convenience to the standard Windows logon procedure. It allows to access Windows computer in an easy, fast and secure way by using face recognition logon.

Security benefits with Rohos Face Logon:

  • Rohos completely replaces password based login with a facial recognition login
  • Use a big and secure password without entering it manually
  • Has a feature that reduces the risk of logon by a hi-res photo ( Camera output can be hidden)

What’s new in v.2.7:

+ Self-training feature
+ Improved face detection algorithm

The self-training feature remembers failed recognitions and allows automatically convert them into face models without registering new face models. Open “Not logged in” dialog, choose the patterns and click Register to save them as face models. This makes the additional face registration process unnecessary.

Download 15-day trial, price $25.
* for Windows XP/Vista/7
* works with any web camera (Microsoft LifeCam, Logitech, etc.).

Rohos Logon Key v.1.6 (Mac)

We announce Rohos Logon Key v.1.6 (Mac) beta with a few improvements:

  • Fixed bug when password contains space ” “and comma “,”
  • Fixed bug with Bluetooth logon when Rohos Logon locks desktop right after USB key setup
  • Improved OFF function – when there are no USB key inserted all USB Keys will be removed from Rohos Logon
  • Added global Autostart item for Rohos Logon. Now after installation Rohos Logon icon will be active in all user accounts