EIDAuthenticate - Smart card logon on stand alone computer
EIDAuthenticate is the solution to offer smart card logon on stand alone computers. Made by certified security experts, EIDAuthenticate respects the spirit of the deep internal Windows security mechanisms and offers a user friendly interface.
Download for free the Community Edition or buy online the Enterprise Edition.
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- Windows XP or Windows 2003 or later.
- A local user account
For Windows XP, 2003, these OS are supported only not joined to a domain. The Remote Desktop protocol (terminal services) works, but is not supported.
Smart card requirements
We recommand using Gemalto IDPrime alias Axalto Cryptoflex .NET with EIDAuthenticate.
You can consult our experimental "MySmartLogon database" to view up-to-date compatibility reports.
Note : tokens using the SafeSign CSP (G&D, ...) present instability problems.
OpenSC bellow and including 0.13 contains a bug with CardRSADecrypt. Use later version or nightly build.
As most logon programs require specific smart card driver, storage facility on the smart card itself or user process authentication, this program is the only one which does the authentication inside of the security kernel of Windows : even with signature only card, your data is safe. For example EIDAuthenticate is the only solution supporting natively the "force smart card logon" policy, used to secure the local administrator accounts in datacenters or to comply with HSPD-12.
MySmartLogon has two edition of EIDAuthenticate. The first is the Community Edition designed for individuals or small office and is available for free. The second is the Enterprise Edition designed for large companies or for critical usage and comes with an enterprise grade support.
|Community Edition||Enterprise Edition|
|Target||Individuals / small office||Large companies / Governments / Advanced users|
|Price||Free||See the purchase page|
|Multiple smart cards||No||Yes|
|Designed for administrators||No||Yes|
|CRL / OCSP Checking||No||Yes|
|Operating System supported||Windows Seven or Windows 8||Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Seven, 2008, 8, 2012|
|Windows Edition supported||Home basic or Home Premium||All Editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise)|
Download latest Community Edition release: (2013-01-20)
The use of EIDAuthenticate Community Edition within any organization or for commercial purposes is prohibited. That's why the Community Edition works only on Windows Home Editions.
The Enterprise Edition can be purchased here.