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This article describes how to manage the option to select what certificates that shall be issued in the use case Get virtual smart card (self-service user) in the Virtual smart card package. A script in Identity Manager Admin is used to manage the options.

See a list of all available options in the Smart ID use cases for the Virtual smart card package here: Virtual smart card - Options

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Step-by-step instruction for the administrator

  1. Log in to Identity Manager Admin as Administrator.
  1. In Identity Manager Admin, go to Home > Scripts.
  2. Select the script VirtualSmartCardScriptOptions.
  3. There are 3 variables in the script, see the example, see also section "Default value and outcome".


    Defines what kind of certificates will be requested for the virtual smart card
     * true - Included in the certificate request
     * false - Not enrolled to the virtual smart card
    VirtualSmartCardOptionRequestEncryptionCertificate = false
    VirtualSmartCardOptionRequestSignatureCertificate = true   
    VirtualSmartCardOptionRequestAuthenticationCertificate = true 

  4. Click Save in the upper left corner to save the updated script (or exit without saving if there are no updates).

Technical details

Variable/CertificateDefault valueOutcome

(Encryption certificate)


  • false = the Encryption certificate will NOT be issued
  • true = the Encryption certificate will be issued
(Signature certificate)
  • true = the Signature certificate will be issued
  • false = the Signature certificate will NOT be issued
(Authentication certificate)
  • true = the Authentication certificate will be issued
  • false = the Authentication certificate will NOT be issued

Click here to see the whole manage options script.