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This article describes how to install Nexus Personal Desktop Client on different platforms.

  • On Windows, Personal Desktop Client is delivered as an MSI (Microsoft installer file). It contains all the necessary application and configuration files. For more information see Install Personal Desktop Client on Windows
  • On macOS, Personal Desktop Client is delivered as a DMG installer. When the user starts Personal Desktop Client for the first time, an installation of the different components takes place. For more information see Install Personal Desktop Client on macOS
  • On Linux, Personal Desktop Client is delivered as a Debian package for Ubuntu distributions and as an RPM package for Red Hat/CentOS distributions. When Personal Desktop Client is installed, it is accessible from the Applications menu on the desktop. For more information see Install Personal Desktop Client on Linux.

Sample configuration file

See this sample configuration file for Personal Desktop Client that includes all possible options.

Minidriver component

See more information here: Install minidriver

Key generation

titleKey generation

Personal Desktop Client uses ANSI X9.17 and a Miller-Rabin test with five repetitions for key generation.


  • ANSI X9.17-1995 Financial Institution Key Management (Wholesale). American National Standards Institute. 1995. Appendix C.
  • ANSI X9.31-1998 Digital Signatures using Reversible Public Key Cryptography for the Financial Services Industry (rDSA) . American National Standards Institute. 1998. Appendix A.
  • “Riemann's hypothesis and tests for primality”. Gary L. Miller. 300–317. 10.1016/S0022-0000(76)80043-8. Journal of Computer and System Sciences. 13. 3. December 1976. 0022-0000.

  • Probabilistic algorithm for testing primality. Michael O. Rabin. 128–138. 10.1016/0022-314X(80)90084-0. Journal of Number Theory. 12. 1. February 1980. 0022-314X.

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