Setting up SIM reader
HOWTO Install: SIM Reader
We have two options for the SIM reader:
- SIM Reader connected to the BSC - SIM Reader connected to the admin PC
In the first scenario the SIM reader is connected to the BSC and by uncommenting the required code in RAI (/var/rhizomatica/rai/provisioning.php) it will automatically extract the IMSI and the 5 digit extension assigned to a phone.
The second scenario is when the SIM reader is connected to the admin PC and so the admin has to manually input in RAI the IMSI of the user in "Subscriber number" field. In order to do that the user needs to put the SIM in the reader, click on an icon on the desktop that will run a program and show the IMSI. Copy that IMSI and put it in the subscriber number for the provisioning.
For both options the proper packages needs to be installed in the platform in order for this to work.
Install the "card" python library from Github:
# git clone https://github.com/mitshell/card.git # cd card # python setup.py install
Install the following packages:
# apt-get install libccid pcscd python-pyscard
Start pcscd if it's not already running:
# /etc/init.d/pcscd start
Plug the SIM reader and put a SIM in it, try to run
If it's working you will see the IMSI.
//Note: in the admin PC there is no /var/rhizomatica you will have to copy the get_imsi.py script//
Step 4 (Only for Admin PC)
The Admin needs a way to see the IMSI in order to input the "Subscriber number" in RAI. In this admin PC you need to copy the get_imsi.py script but since /var/rhizomatica/ does not exists put the script under /usr/bin/ so it will be /usr/bin/get_imsi.py
Create the following bash script /usr/bin/gtk_get_imsi.sh
#!/bin/bash IMSI=`python /usr/bin/get_imsi.py` zenity \ --info \ --text="<span size=\"xx-large\">IMSI: $IMSI</span>" \ --title="SIM Reader" \ --ok-label="OK"
Save the file and give exec permission. chmod +x /usr/bin/gtk_get_imsi.sh
From ubuntu graphical interface open a terminal. Put the SIM in the reader and launch the command to see that is working. gtk_get_imsi.sh
If it's working you can now create an icon on the desktop that will execute the /usr/bin/gtk_get_imsi.sh script.