Use virtual smart cards for securing the day-to-day business.
Provision manage and use virtual smart cards, Yubikey and other tokens for authentication, signing and encryption.
Store keys in Microsoft certificate store with the same use cases as virtual smart cards.
One-time passwords (OTP)
There are two different types of one-time passwords (OTP), as defined by the Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH):
Time-based OTP (TOTP): A TOTP is renewed after a fix amount of time, for example 30 seconds. The algorithm that generates each password uses the current time of day as one of its factors, ensuring that each password is unique.
Event-based OTP (HOTP): An HOTP is valid per authentication. After authentication a new OTP is generated.
PKI-encode smart cards as part of the Digital ID solution.
Windows-related use cases, such as these:
Windows logon, logging in to a PC or laptop
TLS client cert authentication in Microsoft Edge
Remote access using VPN or direct access
Native app integration through MS crypto APIs CAPI or CNG
Secure email using S/MIME
Independently of Smart ID Desktop App, the following use cases also apply:
Document protection by signing or encryption
BitLocker drive encryption for data volumes
If you connect to another computer using remote desktop, the virtual smart card on the remote computer is disabled.
Integrate PKCS#11 clients with the virtual smart card.
Modern user interface which allows the user to:
View profile and certificate details
Import certificate from file
Read logs and manage log level
Change colour theme
Automatically use the language according to Windows setting, for supported languages