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About mobile virtual smart cards

Mobile virtual smart cards are trusted digital identities hosted in a secure mobile app. They are used for out-of-band authentication to digital resources (such as Office 365 or other apps), digital signing, email encryption and visual identification.

With mobile virtual smart cards, you get an intuitive and user-friendly two-factor authentication (2FA) method. They are also an economical choice, since most users already have a smartphone, which means that you do not have to issue and manage hardware tokens, smart cards or smart card readers.

Mobile virtual smart cards are included in Digital ID, with automated lifecycle management and self-service workflows.

How does it work?

Mobile virtual smart cards are based on PKI and enable users to easily authenticate, encrypt or sign using fingerprint or face recognition.

The mobile multi-factor app Smart ID Mobile App for use with mobile virtual smart cards offers fingerprint and face recognition for easy usability. The app is used together with a messaging backend to manage the online authentication and signing services and for sending push notifications. 

Smart ID Mobile App can also be used in offline mode with one-time passwords (OTP). The app is available on iOS and Android.

  • Out-of-band authentication
  • Multiple encryption layers and device-binding protect keys
  • Protection against reverse engineering and malware


  • No need for extra hardware tokens

  • Easy enrollment and intuitive use cases
  • Biometric validation 
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