What are physical identities?

Physical identities are RFID-based identities stored on access cards or key fobs. Best practice is to have one well-branded security key for every person with access to your organization. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) can be used by employees, contractors and visitors for physical access to sites and buildings, follow-me printing, payments or parking solutions. 

Smart ID Physical ID management is a set of best-practice processes for how to issue, maintain and block identities during their full lifecycle, including self-service and integration to enterprise applications, such as a corporate directory. 



These physical IDs can be managed: 


Fysisk ID hantering

How does it work?

You can get physical ID management as a service that lets you order cards or key fobs from Nexus by a simple push of a button, or as an on-premises solution including self-service tasks, card printers and readers, cards and accessories.

Smart ID Physical ID management has the following key features:

  • Lifecycle management of RFID cards and key fobs
  • Best-practice processes for standard use cases
  • Self-service and automated workflows 
  • Approval steps to ensure secure issuance
  • Synchronization of data with a directory service
  • Object history and reporting to enable auditing and compliance

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Combine with other solutions

Add the following Smart ID modules for a complete solution to cover your needs: 

How do you want to buy and deploy?

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Why Nexus

The main advantages of the Physical ID management solution are:


Enables compliance to local and global regulations, through smooth management, traceability and automated processes.

Smooth management

Includes best-practice use cases for the full lifecycle from on- to offboarding.

Complete solution

Integrates to existing directories and helps cut down costs and administration, by offering self-service and automation.