Smart Card Concepts

This section covers two basic interactions between users (and applications) and smart cards. This section does not attempt to describe all possible ways a user might interact with a smart card.

Smart Card Readers

Readers and reader groups.

Smart Card Interfaces

Smart cards and their COM interfaces.

Primary Service Provider

Exposing card services to different programming environments.

Introducing Smart Cards to the System

Smart card setup tools and the information they must supply.

Accessing a Smart Card

How an application or service provider connects to a smart card.

Relation to Other Services

How the smart card subsystem works with other services available in the Microsoft Internet Security Framework and how other parts of the Microsoft Internet Security Framework use the smart card subsystem.