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.

Don't have a smart card ? Checkout EIDVirtual !

General requirements

  • 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

A Smart Card coming with CSP support or with a mini driver is required.
You can check the compatibility with this procedure.

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.

Secure Design

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 EditionEnterprise Edition
Target Individuals / small office Large companies / Governments / Advanced users
Price Free See the purchase page
Security core 1.0 2.0
Multiple smart cards No Yes
Designed for administrators No Yes
CRL / OCSP Checking No Yes
HSPD-12 compliant 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)

The Community Edition support is delivered through our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on a best effort basis. Only up-to-date binary releases are supported.

Smart card manufacturers can contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about interoperability issues.


1) Does have EIDAuthenticate any certification ?

 EIDAuthenticate may be elligible to a FIPS 201 certification. However authentication software is not yet in the GSA categories.

2) Can security audits be performed on EIDAuthenticate ?

The source code of the Community Edition is published on sourceforge. For the Enterprise Edition, audits can be performed by government entities on demand (the cost is 10 000€)

3) I'm a home user who has Windows Pro. The Community Edition isn't installing. Can I get the Enterprise Edition ?

Currently not yet, but we are thinking about a "home use program".


Community Edition

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.

Enterprise Edition

The Enterprise Edition can be purchased here.

Don't hesitate to ask for a trial before making a purchase decision.