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sc/interface cache

Single Sign-on based on secure PIN caching makes smart card use more convenient and saves money. cryptovision’s sc/interface cache is the ideal solution for this purpose.

Typical PKI applications, such as operating system login, web authentication, VPN authentication, or data encryption, usually require that the user enters the PIN before-hand.

The time a user needs for his PIN enterings during a working day is considerable – let alone the inconvenience caused by this repeated pro-cedure (please check the diagram for a detailed calculation).

For this reason, Single Sign-on is a useful feature. If a user needs to type in his PIN only once to use it with all PKI applications (across application borders), it saves a considerable amount of time and elevates the user-friendliness.

sc/interface cache is an add-on to cryptovision’s sc/interface. It enables cross-application Single Sign-on based on secure PIN caching.

After a user has typed in his PIN at system login, he isn’t bothered with PIN entries any more when using the smart card or token for other purposes.

As a very special feature, sc/interface renders complete support of Windows Universal Platform Applications, including EDGE. Microsoft has approved the methods used by sc/interface for this purpose as compliant with its security policy and has confirmed that this solution is future-proof.

sc/interface cache is configurable. If a PKI application shall be excluded from SSO (e.g., because of policy requirements), this can easily be configured.

sc/interface is extremely powerful. When complemented with sc/interface cache, it becomes even more valuable.

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