Smart Cards for Remote Authentication

During a support session, a support representative may need to operate with administrative rights in order to effectively troubleshoot the remote computer. Within environments where security implementations require smart card use for authentication, BeyondTrust enables the representative to pass administrative credentials to the remote computer from a smart card resident on the representative's local system.

Prerequisites

To use BeyondTrust smart card support through a Jump Client, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • The representative's computer must have a BeyondTrust virtual smart card driver installed.
  • Each supported computer must have a BeyondTrust virtual smart card driver installed.
  • Each supported computer must be running Windows Vista or above.
  • Each supported computer must be accessible by a BeyondTrust Jump Client running in elevated mode.

BeyondTrust smart card support can be used with the Jump To functionality when the following prerequisites are met:

  • The representative's computer must have a BeyondTrust virtual smart card driver installed.
  • Each supported computer must be running Windows Vista or above.

BeyondTrust smart card support can be used with customer-initaited sessions when the following prerequisites are met:

  • The representative's computer must have a BeyondTrust virtual smart card driver installed.
  • Each supported computer must have a BeyondTrust virtual smart card driver installed.
  • Each supported computer must be running Windows Vista or above.
  • Each supported computer must have the BeyondTrust elevation service installed.