Nexus' software components have new names:

Nexus PRIME -> Smart ID Identity Manager
Nexus Certificate Manager -> Smart ID Certificate Manager
Nexus Hybrid Access Gateway -> Smart ID Digital Access component
Nexus Personal -> Smart ID clients

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Standard workflow

1Virtual smart card user

In Smart ID Self-Service: Selects Provision certificates to virtual smartcard. A predefined selection of certificates will be provisioned. By default, this includes an authentication and a signature certificate.

If encryption certificates are available for recovery, a form is displayed to select certificates to be restored. 

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2Smart ID Desktop AppStarts and activates a smart card profile.-
3Virtual smart card user

In Smart ID Desktop App: Enters a PIN.


Smart ID Desktop App

Creates key pairs on the trusted platform module (TPM).

5CAIssues certificates. The certificate is stored in Identity Manager and on the TPM.
6Virtual smart card userIn Smart ID Desktop App: Confirms the new certificate.
7Identity ManagerDisplays the virtual smart card in Credentials tab in Smart ID Self-Service.-

Configuration options

Change the selection of certificates:

  1. In Identity Manager Admin, open the process Provisioning certificate to virtual smartcard (PcmProcProvisioningCertificateToVSC)
  2. Edit the form Info (PcmFormSelectCertificatesForVirtualSmartcard)
  3. Enable or disable these certificates fields, who should be issued (Authentication, Signature or Encryption Certificate).

Technical reference

  • PcmProcProvisioningCertificateToVSC