Aloahas default way of accessing certificates to create signatures is via Microsoft CSP (Cryptographic Service Provider). CSPs can be considered as the “driver” for Certificates and Smartcards. Every CSP compatible Smart Card can be used with Aloaha.
The cryptographic service provider of the card will take care of security issues such as PIN Handling etc.
There are situations that it is not possible to use the CSP of the Smartcard. For example the Smartcard is being sold without CSP, the CSP does not support mass-/batch signature or the CSP does not support “secure PIN entry”.
For all these cases Aloaha introduced the native support for a broad range of smart cards. Aloaha can use native supported smart cards without having a CSP/PKCS module installed.
Advantages of using native supported cards with Aloaha:
No software overhead leads to faster signature process.
Aloaha Crypto Service Provider (CSP)
All listed Cards are also supported by the Aloaha Multicard Crypto Service Provider.The Aloaha CSP allows the user to use the Cards from within standard software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Winword or Internet Explorer.
Some popular native supported cards are listed on the following pages.
Should your card not be listed there please do not hesitate to contact us.