EIDAuthenticate - Smart card logon on stand alone computer
EIDAuthenticate is the open source 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.
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- Windows XP or Windows 2003 or later.
- Smart Card Reader
- A Smart Card with CSP Support or a mini driver
For example Gemalto IDPrime alias Axalto Cryptoflex .NET or Feitian ePass2003
Get a look at our experimental "MySmartLogon database" to view up-to-date compatibility status.
Note : tokens using the SafeSign CSP (G&D, ...) present instability problems.
- A local user account
For Windows XP, 2003, these OS are supported only in their 32 bits configuration, not joined to a domain. The Remote Desktop protocol (terminal services) works, but is not supported.
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. We know that trust is critical when implementing a two factors policy and that's the reason why EIDAuthenticate core is and will remain open source.
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|
|Operating System supported||Windows Seven or Windows 8||Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Seven, 2008, 8, 2012|
|Edition||Home basic or Home Premium||All Editions|