One card, many functions
MyEID cards are built on the latest Java technology. They are also available in dual interface versions or in SIM size, which means they fit into a reader the size of a memory stick. Many other identification technologies can be integrated into the card, which makes it compatible with access control systems, among others. Each card can have up to two RFID tags, as necessary.
Free choice of design
The card material is PVC, which is printable with offset and screen printing techniques. Both thermal transfer and sublimation printing are possible. MyEID cards can also have a magnetic stripe or a signature panel. Additionally, they can be provided with security features such as holograms or various printed elements.
The card’s MyEID applet is compatible with the most common Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) standards, such as PKCS#15. In strong authentication, two different factors are needed, which together identify the user. In PKI, these are typically a smart card, and a PIN number. The actual authentication to a PKI enabled system is a complex mathematical task, which is carried out by the smart card. The PIN number acts as a password to the smart card, so that only the user who knows the PIN can use the card for authentication. So, using a smart card, the authentication has two steps: First, the user authenticates himself to the smart card by entering the correct PIN, and after that, if the PIN was correct, the smart card carries out the actual authentication to the system.
Easy to manage
Simplicity and speed of management and use save time and money. Many software products are available to make managing cards easier:
– Windows Smart Card Minidriver (Windows certified)
– MyClient, a driver system with CSP and PKCS#11 interfaces
– MyEID Editor, a versatile management tool for MyEID cards
– Active Process Manager, the customisable card personalisation system.