Nexus Personal Desktop

Nexus Personal Desktop (PD) is a client software that provides your users with intuitive two-factor authentication (2FA) and digital signing straight from their desktops, with or without a smart card. The client is well-suited for cloud, Windows, Mac and Linux application use.

Personal Desktop uses the public key infrastructure (PKI) security method. The PKI-based eID needed for authentication and digital signing is stored either as a software token on the user’s computer, or on a smart card or some other hardware token. If a smart card is used, a card reader is connected to the user’s computer. To authenticate or sign, the user just types a PIN into the user interface, which pops up automatically.

Uses include enabling user-friendly 2FA for desktop applications, domain login, and remote desktop and VPN access. The solution is also well-suited for secure and cost-effective identification of users of online banks, e-commerce sites or e-services in the public sector. The signing functionality might be used for transactions such as online shopping, loan applications, contract signing and tax declarations.

The client software is installed on the users’ computers, and their eIDs and PINs are managed by the administrator through a web portal. It is easy to configure local applications to require Personal Desktop for 2FA and signing. If Personal Desktop is to be used with your online services, you integrate the included message server in your online service solution. The client software works with all web browsers, and does not require plug-ins.

Personal Desktop can be used together with the access solution Nexus Hybrid Access Gateway, which enables users to authenticate themselves and get remote access to digital resources. Since Hybrid Access Gateway supports identity federation and single sign-on (SSO), the user only has to log on once with Personal Desktop to reach all exposed resources.

Personal Desktop is also very well suited for secure mobile eID activation in the Nexus Personal Mobile app.

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