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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This article describes planned features and improvements in Smart ID.


In progress

Planned

Coming features

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Feature

Status

Digital Access

Identity Manager & Self-Service

Physical AccessDesktop AppMobile AppMessaging

Kubernetes support

Running the Smart ID server components in a Kubernetes environment

In progressXX



X

Batch synchronization improvements

Adding improvements to BatchSync, such as start and stop from Identity Manager, configurable date format conversion and some performance and usability improvements.

In progress
X



Interflex 6040 Connector Standard Connector

Add new standard connector to Interflex/Allegion IF6040 PACS system

in
progress


X


SAML Single Logout (SLO)

Introduce SAML single logout (SLO) functionalities for SP and IdP in Digital Access, add corresponding functionality in Identity Manager, Self-Service as well

PlannedXX



Certificate bootstrapping

Align certificate bootstrapping for Smart ID, by giving all components the same bootstrap certificates and the same approach how to replace them.

PlannedXX
XX

Common database initialization

Provide the possibility to add a description and version information to the configuration deployment, for better control of which configuration is deployed.

PlannedXX
XX

Common Smart ID authentication

All user authentication to any Smart ID component (e.g. Identity Manager or Self-Service) should go via Digital Access. Have one central authentication endpoint and one place where authentication is configured/ managed

PlannedXX
XX

Encryption of Identity Manager configuration files

Add possibility to encrypt the configuration ZIP files when exporting them in Identity Manager and Identity Manager Admin.

Planned
X



Mobile Middleware for shared mobile devices

Mobile Middleware is an upcoming super feature of the Smart ID Mobile App which generally speaking provides the capability to read and use external tokens such as NFC smartcards, passports, hardware security tokens from the mobile device.

The primary purpose for this feature in context of this roadmap item is to bring a secure and user-friendly solution to the shared mobile device use-case, i.e. the scenario where many users can share the same mobile for strong online autentication via an external token rather than via a secure identity stored in the mobile device.

Planned



X

Move Kaba Exos Connector to Phyiscal Access

the Kaba Exos connector will be moved from Identity Manager to the Physical Access component to support same standard use cases as all other PACS connectors

Planned
XX


Implement push feedback from Physical Access to Identity Manager

Add feedback interface from Physical Access component to get improved reporting and management capabilities in Identity Manager UI

Planned
X



FIDO2/ WebAuthN

Support WebAuthn on the client side to issue credentials, manage the lifecycle, including enrollment, registration and provisioning, and use it in Smart ID Digital Access for single sign-on (SSO).

PlannedXX
XXX

Improve Identity Manager Admin usability

Several improvements for Identity Manager Admin are planned: clone configuration items, introduce refresh buttons, add post-login processes to Identity Manager.

Planned
X



Replace java with Smart ID Desktop App in Card SDK

Replacing java encoder with Smart ID Desktop App for the last remaining case: full personalization including card printing, RFID encoding and PKI encoding via the Card SDK client. 

Planned
X



Version information to Identity Manager configuration deployment

Providing the possibility to add a description and version information to the configuration deployment, for better control of which configuration is deployed.

Planned
X



Digital Access component provisioning

Extending the functionality for provisioning and managing of authentication types to Digital Access component.

Planned
X



TLS 1.3 support in Digital Access

Support TLS 1.3 with built-in web server.

PlannedX




Digital Access Configuration export

Export and import configuration to enable predefined sets and allow fast deployment.

PlannedX




Smart ID dashboard

Add system-wide dashboard to show important statistic and resource usage.

PlannedXXX


Merge of Smart ID Desktop App and Personal Desktop Client

Move smart card support via Minidriver and PKCS#11 into Smart ID Desktop App to give end users one common Desktop App for all PKI functionality.

Planned


X

MacOS support for Desktop App

To port Smart ID Desktop App to MacOS and utilize the secure key chain

Planned


X

Intune and S/MIME support

Integration with Intune for mobile device management (MDM).

Installation and management of S/MIME certificates. 

Planned



X


Nexus reserves the right to change the roadmap due to recent requests. 

For other Smart ID components, see Component roadmaps

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