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Initialize temporary card (external production)

Use case scenario

An operator wants to initialize a temporary card for external production.

This article describes how an operator initializes a temporary card for external production in Smart ID Identity Manager. Read more here: Smart ID Workforce use cases.

An ordered temporary card needs to be initialized (encoded) before it can be assigned to a user.

This use case is disabled by default. 


  • The temporary card must be in state "produced".
Enable the Initialize temporary card (external production) use case
  1. Log in to Identity Manager Admin with your admin user.
  2. Go to Home > Cards > Temporary card.
  3. Select the Produced tab.
  4. In Additional Commands, select Initialize temporary card to add it to the Process list.
  5. Click Save.

Step-by-step instruction for the operator

Log in to Identity Manager Operator
  1. Log in to Identity Manager Operator with your user account.
Initialize temporary card
  1. In the SEARCH tab, select Temporary card in the drop-down list. 

  2. Select state Produced in the Status drop-down list, and click Search. A list of cards with state "produced" appears. 

  3. Select the card you want to initialize and click Initialize temporary card.

    To cancel the process, see "Cancel the process" below.

  4. Click Next to continue. The Smart ID Desktop App will encode the card with a profile, PIN, and PUK. The card will then be in state "unassigned". 
Cancel the process

To cancel the process:

  • Click Cancel to close the process.
  • Click Next to proceed with the process.

Use case details

Overview and technical details
Use case descriptionAs an operator I want to initialize a temporary card
  • Temporary card order is initialized
  • End state for temporary card = unassigned
Symbolic name


Process name

Initialize temporary card


Identity Manager Operator

Process start

On temporary card profile>Initialize temporary card


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