Connect IdAM

The following provides an overview of the the IdAM hardware interface and instructions on connecting the Identity Authority Manager (IdAM).

Hardware Interface

The following provides an overview of the IdAM hardware interface.

  1. On/Off switch.
  2. 24V DC power supply connection.
  3. Protective conductor.
  4. Device Adapter (DA) interface (RJ45).
  5. Sequence Controller and Administration (SCA) interface (RJ45).
  6. Trust Service Adapter (TSA) interface (RJ45).

Connect Terminal

The connection terminal for connecting the power supply is fitted to the device. The connection terminal is designed for cores with a cross-section of between 0.25 mm² and 2.5 mm². Ensure to only connect cores with a cross-section of ≥ 0.5 mm². You can use either semi-rigid or flexible cables and you do not need to use end sleeves.

To connect the terminal:

  1. Connect the lines as illustrated below.
  2. Confirm that the connection terminal is positioned correctly as illustrated below.

Connect Protective Conductor

The protective conductor connection is needed to protect the device. The protective conductor discharges dangerous currents, triggering a surge protection switch. The protective conductor also improves the discharge of interference generated by external power cables, signal cables, or cables for I/O devices to ground.

To connect the protective conductor:

  1. Screw the cable lug onto the protective conductor connection as shown below.
  2. Wire the protective conductor to the protective conductor connection of the control cabinet in which the device is installed.

Connect Power Supply

Note that the device should only be connected to a 24 V DC power supply that meets the requirements of safety (or separated) extra-low voltage (SELV) according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) international standard publication IEC/EN/DIN EN/UL 60950-1. Additionally, the power supply must fulfill the requirement NEC Class 2 or LPS according to the IEC/EN/DINEN/UL 60950-1.

To connect the power supply:

  1. Insert the terminal at the marked position.
  2. Secure the terminal using the integrated screws.

Next Step: Set up Network

For an overview of how to connect and configure a demonstration network, see Set up Network.