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Generic Identity Device Specification (GIDS) smart card is the only PKI smart card whose driver is integrated on each Windows since Windows 7 SP1 and which can be used read and write. No Windows driver installation is required and this card can be used instantly.

My Smart Logon is providing free of charge a javacard applet to transform a java card into a GIDS smart card and its integration in OpenSC for other operating systems (Linux, MacOSX, …).

General requirements

  • Java Card version 2.2.1 or above (see the list of tested cards)
  • Implementation of the "requestObjectDeletion()"-mechanism of the Java Card API is recommended to be able to properly delete files.
  • Windows 7 SP1 / 2008 R2 or later for the minidriver ; OpenSC for pkcs11


Download GidsApplet.cap


You can use the card SDK to build the applet or ant-javacard.

The continuous integration platform script (.travis.yml) can be executed to build the applet.


Install the CAP-file (GidsApplet.cap) to your Java Card smartcard (e.g. with GlobalPlatformPro). The release section includes compiled version of the applet.

Most of the time, the applet can be installed with the command: gp -install GidsApplet.cap

Some cards require additional switch like for G&D -emv or Gemalto -visa2 -key. See this page for more details. MANY UNSUCCESSFUL GP COMMANDS (approx 10) CAN BRICK YOUR CARD. Contact your manufacturer for more information.


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