10 June, 2008
Instant Badge Issuance (IBI)—a smart card identity badge creation system that complements Microsoft’s Identity and Access solutions that enables enterprises to produce employee IDs locally in a short period of time has been showcased by Gemalto at TECH•ED NORTH AMERICA 2008.
In addition to printing graphics and personalizing applications on a magnetic stripe or ISO 14443 compatible contactless chip, IBI works directly with Microsoft Active Directory and Identity Lifecycle Manager to load digital certificates directly onto the smart card. The result is a single badge that gives employees secure access to facilities, networks and applications throughout the enterprise.
Gemalto’s IBI consists of a smart card badge printer and a provisioning and personalization system that works directly with the lifecycle manager. The combination of the two makes issuance a one-step process that is more efficient and secure. IBI provides ID printing, placement of the Microsoft generated PKI certificates onto the smart card module and encoding of the contactless chip or magnetic stripe for secure access to facilities and other applications. Graphical design capabilities include photo capture and support for multiple card templates for employees, contractors, visitors and others.
When used with Gemalto .NET smart cards, IBI provides seamless integration for deployment of a secure identity management system because the .NET smart card technology is supported natively in Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Server 2008.