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IDM (PRIME) 3.5 - Requirements and interoperability

This article provides installation requirements and interoperability data for PRIME. 

Product Requirements

PRIME application server

Operating systems

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 (Client OS not recommended for production environment) 

  • Windows Server 2008 (recommended: 64-bit version) 

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Linux and others on request


The following software is supported:

  • Oracle Java JDK/JRE:

    • Version 8.0 (32-bit and 64-bit) , Tested on JRE 8 Update 121

  • Application Server:

    • Apache Tomcat 8.5, 8.0 and 7.0

    • Other Application Server (for the listed platforms and others, for example IBM WebSphere) on request.

PRIME database server


The following databases are supported:

  • SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (all editions)

  • SQL Server 2012 and 2012 R2 (all editions)

  • SQL Server 2014 and 2014 R2 (all editions)

  • SQL Server 2016

  • Oracle Database 11g

  • Oracle Database 12c

  • PostgreSQL 9.2 – 9.6

Operating systems

All operating systems that can host the above databases are supported.

PRIME client workstation

On the client workstations, the following programs are executed, as either Java Rich client via a local JRE or as HTLM5 in web browsers:

  • Nexus PRIME Designer

  • Nexus PRIME Tenant

  • Nexus PRIME Explorer

  • Nexus PRIME User Self-Service Portal (USSP)

Operating systems

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit versions)

  • Windows 8 / 8.1 (32- and 64-bit versions)

  • Windows 10

  • Linux (for clients without image capture, printing and encoding)

Mobile device platforms

Platforms of mobile devices, for example iOS, Android, and Windows RT, are only supported by certain functions of the browser-based Nexus PRIME Self-Service, but cannot be used with Nexus PRIME Designer and Nexus PRIME Explorer.

Browser for User Self-Service Portal

The following browsers are supported for the User Self-Service Portal (USSP):

  • Internet Explorer 10-11

  • Mozilla Firefox

  • Google Chrome 

Browser for PRIME HTML Explorer

The PRIME HTML Explorer can be used in Browsers with full HTML5 support. It is tested on:

  • Internet Explorer 11

  • Mozilla Firefox 52

  • Google Chrome 57


The following software is supported:

  • Oracle Java JDK/JRE:

    • Version 7.0 (32- and 64-bit), Tested on JRE 7 Update 76

    • Version 8.0 (32- and 64-bit), Tested on JRE 8 Update 121


Data connectors

Corporate directories

PRIME supports connection to directories compliant with the following standard: 

  • LDAP v3

Microsoft Active Directory is a typical example of a supported directory.

JDBC databases

PRIME supports connection to databases based on Java database connectivity (JDBC).

The following databases are supported:

  • Microsoft SQL (MSSQL) Server 2008/2012/2014

  • Oracle 10/11/12

  • PostgreSQL

  • H2

Certificate authorities

The following certificate authority (CA) products and services are supported:

  • Nexus Certificate Manager 7.9 (or higher)

  • Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) 2008/2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2

  • D-Trust Managed PKI

  • EJBCA Version 6.3 (without Key Backup/ Key Recovery) 

Other CAs can be integrated on demand.

Physical access control systems (PACS)

The following PACS system is supported:

  • KABA exos 9300

Other PACS can be integrated on demand.

Mobile device management (MDM)

The following mobile device management (MDM) product is supported:

  • MobileIron 9.1

Other MDM systems can be integrated on demand.

Smart cards and middleware

Supported smart cards depend on the smart card middleware. Smart card middleware is not part of the Nexus PRIME product.

PRIME connects to a smart card via the PKCS#11 library provided by the middleware. For a list of supported cryptochips and smart cards, please refer to the corresponding technical specification of the middleware.

CardOS 4.4 and CardOS 5.0 are our reference cards for testing. Other cards listed in the middleware specification also normally work, but must be tested individually for the specific requirement.

The following smart card middleware products are supported: 

Vendor or product 


Reference card 

Nexus Personal

V 4.27

CardOS 4.4 + 5.0

AET SafeSign

V 3.0.93

CardOS 4.4

Neowave Weneo

Atos CardAPI

V 5.3

CardOS 4.4 + 5.0 + 5.3

Charismathics CSSI

V 5.4

CardOS 4.4 + 5.0 TPM

Cryptovision cv act sc/interface

V 6.4.4

CardOS 4.4

Gemalto IDGo800 Pkcs#11 Library

V 1.2.4

IDPrime MD 830

Morpho Ypsid


Ypsid S3

Oberthur AWP

V 5.1.1

V 7.0.1

Safenet Authentication Client


IDPrime MD 840

Language support

The following languages are supported: 

  • English

  • French

  • German

  • Swedish

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