Welcome to the Windows 10 Demo Use Case - the smart card logon with EIDAuthenticate

Demo Use Case Description

This demo use case will demonstrate a Windows 2-factor Log-On authentication using a Java Card and the wireless Bluetooth smart card reader.

Additionally, the reader will automatically lock the computer if a preset distance between your computer and the reader will be exceeded.

For this smart card demo use case we are using a third-party secure Log-On software, EIDAuthenticate. This software simplifies WINDOWS 10 smart card logon and does not require to be connected to a WINDOWS domain or to set up a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). The smart card, provided by the Evaluation-Kit, has been already initialised and personalized with a demo certificate.

1. Requirements

For this use case of Windows 10 Smart Card Logon you will require:

  1. A smart card, JCOP 2.4.1 with an applet and demo certificate (provided with the Evaluation-Kit)
  2. A smart card reader of the AirID family (provided with the Evaluation-Kit)
  3. A computer running Windows 10 operating system with Bluetooth LE 4.2 enabled (if BLE is not available onboard, a separate USB Bluetooth LE Adapter is required). Please use a complete fresh system (clean Windows 10 installation) for this demo use case. 
  4. Administrative rights for installing new software on the computer

The computer must be stand alone or a local account must be configured on domain computers

2. Setup: AirID Software

First, the AirID Software containing the AirID Windows Driver and the AirID Central App needs to be installed. The AirID Central is a management App for your smart card reader. The app provides you with information and settings options for your smart card reader when your reader is connected to your Windows device.

Download the latest Windows installer from our Download Center: AirID Installer for AirID Central and Driver

Unzip and double click on the .exe installer file.

Follow the instructions of the installation wizard to install the AirID Windows driver and the AirID Central App.

3. Setup: AirID and Bluetooth Connection

To connect your AirID with your Windows PC via Bluetooth, continue with the following steps:

Connect AirID to the power supply and charge it.

Start AirID by inserting the smart card into the card slot.

Activate Bluetooth on AirID by pressing the jog dial in the menu item "Connection" and make sure that "ON/waiting" is displayed. Also make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your host device.

To initialize the Bluetooth pairing process, select your AirID on your Windows PC via System settings » Devices » Bluetooth

For secure pairing, compare the displayed code on AirID with the code displayed on the host system and confirm the pairing code on both sides, the AirID and your host.

>> Your AirID is now connected to your device and ready to use!

4. Setup: EIDAuthenticate

Follow the steps below to install EIDAuthenticate:

Please download the software EIDAuthenticateSetup EIDAuthenticateCertgateEnterpriseEditionx64.msi for a 64-bit system or EIDAuthenticateCertgateEnterpriseEditionx86.msi for a 32-bit system and double click on the .msi file to install.

Follow the instructions in the installation wizard and enter your Windows user account password (not the PIN of the smart card) in the corresponding dialog box.

>> Now, EIDAuthenticate has been installed and from now on you will be able to log in using the smart card and the PIN. 

5. Setup: AirID Autolock Distance

The smart card reader is able to lock the WINDOWS system automatically, if a preset distance between your computer and your reader has been exceeded.

The distance to the device for the auto-lock can be configured with the „Distance Sensor“ feature on the AirID. The automatic lock depends on the host device and its operating system and must be activated separetely, if required.

For configuration of this feature, an active BLE connection is required:

To activate the "Distance Sensor" on the AirID, use the control element to navigate to Settings > Security > Distance Sensor

You can select a preset value (near, mid, far) or a manual setting. For this demo use case we recommend you to select: Distance Sensor > On > Presettings > Mid

For further information on the Autolock feature, please have a look at our user manuals!

We are pleased to support you during the installation and test process of our Evaluation-Kits. Please request support at sales@airid.com