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This article describes how to create virtual smart cards for use with Nexus Smart ID and 1.1 - Nexus Personal Desktop App

To get started with virtual smart card usage, the first step is to create a virtual smart card (VSC) on the trusted platform module (TPM): 

For users with admin rights 

If the user has admin rights on the PC or laptop, a virtual smart card is created automatically when it is provisioned, that is when certificates are issued. 

For users without admin rights

If the user does not have admin rights, a virtual smart card must be created some other way, normally by the IT department using available Windows tools. 

To pre-create virtual smart cards, a Windows login script could for example be executed when the user logs in, to set a default admin key and transport PIN. The key and PIN can then be automatically changed during the provisioning process.

For more information, see the documentation from Microsoft on how to Create and personalize virtual smart cards

Next step: provisioning

For more information on provisioning of virtual smart cards in the Nexus Smart ID context, see Issue virtual smart cards.