Administration Guide


Product presentation

Idopte Smart Card Middleware (I-SCM) Desktop is a middleware that makes the cryptographic functions available on devices such as smart cards or cryptographic keys available to third-party applications.

In particular, it enables the implementation of features such as:

  • Strong certificate-based authentication in browsers

  • Electronic signature and encryption of documents or messages

  • Smart card connection to workstations

  • etc...

It is available on the three main OS (Windows, MacOS, Linux) and provides all the standard cryptographic interfaces typically used by applications:

  • PKCS#11

  • Cryptographic Service Provider (Windows environments)

  • Smart Card Minidriver (Windows environments)

  • CryptoTokenKit (MacOS environments)

It also provides web applications with a dedicated interface: the Smart Card Web Service (SCWS).

The middleware also includes the Smart Card Manager, a tool for basic card administration and diagnostics operations.

Document object

This document is intended for administrators of the workstations on which the middleware is deployed.

In particular, it presents the functionalities of the Smart Card Manager tool.