SmartCard Infrastructure

 This blog is about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows. The objective of this blog is to educate everyone about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows. A little bit about myself: I am Shivaram Mysore. I provide consulting services in the areas of

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  • Blog Post: Smart Card Infrastructure Whitepaper Published

    The Smart Card Infrastructure White paper has been published on the download center - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ac201438-3317-44d3-9638-07625fe397b9&displaylang=en . This paper has detailed information on Windows Smart Card Infrastrucure. Feel free to use this blog...
  • Blog Post: Smart Card MiniDrivers and Reader Drivers

    Summary list of information related to Smart Card Readers and Card Mini-Drivers Smart Card Mini-Driver Specification: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/input/smartcard/sc-minidriver.mspx Certification Requirements: http://blogs.msdn.com/shivaram/archive/2007/02/26/card-mini-driver-certification...
  • Blog Post: Smart Card Credential Providers

    Vista ships with "Password" and "Smart Card" Credential Providers. Some vendors are interested in writing custom credential providers. Check out http://shellrevealed.com/ for latest and up-to-date information on how to write Credential Providers. Credential Provider Samples are available here: http...
  • Blog Post: PC/SC Standards support and Windows Logo for Smart Card Readers and Drivers

    Windows (upto and including Vista) supports only PC/SC v1.0 . As a part of Windows Vista, there is a standard USB-CCID class driver in-box. This means that any USB Smart Card reader which is USB-CCID compliant, will not need any additional drivers - they just work when plugged in. To get a Windows Logo...
  • Blog Post: Turning on S/MIME (Digital Signature/Encryption) in Outlook 2007

    Digital Signature and Encryption can use Smart Card based Certificates in Outlook. In Office 2007, Select “Tools” à “Trust Center” à “Email Security” See the attached image for configuration. If you have had an email change from user@exchange.example.com to user@example.com and so the email...
  • Blog Post: Smart Card Logon on Windows Vista

    Differences in Vista Smart card logon under Windows Vista has changed in several key aspects. The primary differences are highlighted below: · Logon is no longer triggered to smart card insertion. Users are required to press Cntrl+Alt+Del (CAD) to start the logon process · Valid certificates...
  • Blog Post: Smart Card Tools and debugging

    CertUtil is a tool available on Windows Vista and Windows 2003 Server Admin Pack CertUtil (tool available on Vista and W2K3 Admin pack) Listing Certificates available on the card: Command to list Certificates available on the Smart Card: certutil –scinfo Entering PIN is not required for this...
  • Blog Post: Smart Card Resource Manager Service

    The Smart Card Resource Manager (SCRM) provides the basic infrastructure that all other smart card components. It manages smart card readers on the system and application interactions. It is fully PC/SC 1.0 compliant. The smart card resource manager is implemented as a shared service living in...
  • Blog Post: Smart Card related Group Policy Settings in Vista

    The following table illustrates the Group Policy Settings that can be used on a per-machine basis. There are no settings on a per user basis. Some of these settings can be applied only to a Vista level functional domain – for example Domain Hints. All of the keys are located under \Policies\Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Card Mini-Driver Certification Requirements and Certification Kit

    Card Mini-Driver detailed certification requirements are now available at: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/input/smartcard/sc-minidriver_certreqs.mspx Card Module Certification Kit ( CMCK) has shipped with the Windows Logo Kit (WLK) . WLK is the ship vehicle for the smart card certification...
  • Blog Post: Smart Cards and Readers that work with Windows

    What Smart Cards and Readers work with Windows? For Smart Cards, Check out Certificate Life Cycle Manager (CLM) Product website which has a partner listing - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/clm/default.mspx . This is just a starting list of companies that have Smart Cards that work with Windows...
  • Blog Post: Smart Card MiniDriver (aka CardModule) header (cardmod.h) download

    CardMod.h required to build a Smart Card Mini Driver is available for download as a part of the Crypto Next Generation (CNG) SDK download . This is a small package that gets installed on top of the Windows Vista SDK .
  • Blog Post: Card Module is also called Smart Card Mini Driver

    Card Module which has been talked about is also called Smart Card Mini Driver. The specification for the same is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/input/smartcard/sc-minidriver.mspx If you have comments about the specification, please let us know. If you have requirements...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Smart Card Deployment in the Microsoft® Windows® Smart Card Framework

    Here is a link to the white paper titled "Enterprise Smart Card Deployment in the Microsoft® Windows® Smart Card Framework" - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fa7ec97c-11be-4e53-a0c4-04719b6a7ab6&DisplayLang=en This document is meant to help information technology professionals...
  • Blog Post: HSPD-12 / FIPS 201 Bridging Policies, Process and Technology

    Here is a link to a good presentation on this subject: https://ms.impactbusiness.com/pescio/presentations/USPS_CIO_Summit_HSPD-12_FIPS_201_Bridging_Policies_Process_and_Technology.ppt
  • Blog Post: Card Module API on MSDN

    Card Module API is available on MSDN - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/seccrypto/security/cryptography_functions.asp
  • Blog Post: Smart Card Base Cryptographic Service Provider (Base CSP)

    Downloading Base CSP for Windows Today, the Smart Card Base Cryptographic Service Provider (Base CSP) is available as a free download from the Windows Update site ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8095fd5-c7e5-4bee-9577-2ea6b45b41c6&DisplayLang=en ). If you are using...
  • Blog Post: Introduction

    This blog is about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows. The objective of this blog is to educate everyone about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows - clarifications on the workings (see MSDN for workings), comments on scenarios that we support well and scenarios that we don't support - we will listen...
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