|Some charging stations require authentication|
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Some charging stations require authentication ("unlocking"), even if charging is for free. Different operators use different authentication mechanisms for their charging stations. Some charging stations even support several authentication mechanisms, and the user can choose which to use.
Authentication vs Payment
To denote whether a charging station is free or not, use fee=yes/no. For payment methods, use the payment=* key. To denote whether a charging station is public, or only accessible to a certain group, use access=*.
Common authentication methods
- authentication:contactless=yes/no - authentication via a contactless membership card, via an RFID token/tag or via an NFC smartphone
- authentication:app=yes/no - authentication via an app
- authentication:chip_card=yes/no - authentication by inserting a membership card with a chip into a chip card reader
- authentication:key=yes/no - authentication by using a physical key
- authentication:none=yes/no - the station can be used without authentication (note: this does not mean that charging is free!)
- authentication:membership_card=yes/no - authentication via a membership card is available, usually the card is provided by the operator.
- authentication:nfc=yes/no - authentication via NFC is available
- authentication:money_card=yes/no - authentication via money card is available.
- authentication:debit_card=yes/no - authentication via debit card is available.
- authentication:phone_call=yes/no - authentication via phone call is available (call to unlock)
- authentication:short_message=yes/no - authentication via sending a short message is available