Smart Card Authentication
- A resource manager that uses a Windows API.
- A user interface (UI) that works with the resource manager.
- Several base service providers that provide access to specific services. In contrast to the resource manager's Windows API, service providers use a COM interface model to provide smart card services.
The following illustration shows the relationships of these parts in the overall smart card architecture.
For information about smart card authentication, see the following topics.
Basic concepts and description of the interaction between users and smart cards.
Information about the smart card common dialog box.
Information about interfaces, commands, and wrappers that provide smart card capabilities.
Additionally, current Microsoft smart card developments can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/input/smartcard/default.mspx.