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.

Topic Description
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.