To improve the Evaluation-Kits user experience, we constantly update our demo use cases with new and easy to install software solutions. Please note that the EIDAuthenticate smart card logon solution replaces the Secure Logon 2.0 solution.
This demo use case will demonstrate a WINDOWS 2-factor Log-On authentication using a Java Card and the wireless 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.
For this use case of WINDOWS 10 Smart Card Logon you will require:
The computer must be stand alone or a local account must be configured on domain computers
This section describes the initial setup and basic configurations on Windows 10 which are required for the Windows based demo use case, provided that no other prior installation has taken place.
Follow the steps below to install the AirID Windows Driver and the AirID Central App. 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.
If you already paired the reader with another device, please navigate to "Prefer Device" in the device menu und use the control element to select "new" and confirm.
Follow the steps below to install EIDAuthenticate:
Now, EIDAuthenticate has been installed and from now on you will be able to log in using the smart card and the PIN.
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 Log-Out" is managed in AirID settings using "Distance Sensor".
Please set the "Distance Sensor" value so that the access to the working device is automatically locked when the predefined distance to the card reader is exceeded.
Optionally, you can select any other presetting value or do a manual distance setting.
Settings can only be changed with an active Bluetooth connection between your computer and the smart card reader.
To avoid unintended disconnects, keep in mind that the minimum distance for the automated log-out is about three meters between your computer and the smart card reader.
The distance value for the "Distance Sensor" feature represents a relative value. It depends on the signal strength of the smart card reader, on the environment and on other interferencing signals.