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This article describes how an operator extends the validity of an assigned temporary card in Smart ID Identity Manager. Read more here: Smart ID Workforce use cases

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  • The temporary card needs to be in state "assigned"

Step-by-step instruction for the operator

  1. Log in to Identity Manager Operator with your user account.
  1. In the SEARCH page, select Temporary card in the drop-down list. 
  2. Select state Assigned in the Status drop-down list, and click Search. A list of cards with state assigned appears.

  3. Select the card you want to extend the validity for and click Extend temporary card. Information about the process appears.

    To cancel the process, see "Cancel the process" below.

    Without encoding:

  4. Click Next to finish and extend the validity of the temporary card.

    Step 5 and 6 will be skipped if encoding is turned off. See Option: Encode the temporary card in the Options section below.

    With encoding:

  5. Click Next. Information about putting the card in the card reader appears.
  6. Insert the card in the card reader, and click Next again to start encoding the card and adding new certificates. The validity of the temporary card is now extended.

To cancel the process:

  • Click Cancel to close the process.
  • Click Next to proceed with the process.

Use case details

Use case descriptionAs an operator I want to extend the validity of the temporary card
  • Temporary cards validity is extended based on the validity option in script
  • If encoded, new certificates are applied
Symbolic nameTempCardsProcExtend
Process nameExtend temporary card
ComponentIdentity Manager Operator
Process startOn temporary card profile > Extend temporary card


The options are configured by the administrator via a script in Identity Manager Admin and can be used by the operator and self-service user.

The script already exists with default values, so you only need to change the values as needed, not create the script.

Option: Decide how long the temporary card shall be valid

Option: Encode the temporary card

Option: Select certificates to be issued

This option is only valid if the option to encode the temporary card is true.

Use case scenarios

  • An operator wants to extend the validity of an assigned temporary card

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