NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization
User Guide

Using a Smart Card

NICE DCV enables you to use a smart card connected to your client computer, using the standard Personal Computer/Smart Card (PC/SC) interface.

Smart card access is only supported with the Windows client connected to a session hosted on a Linux NICE DCV server. It is not supported with the web browser client or Windows NICE DCV servers.

You need to be authorized to use this feature. If you are not authorized, the functionality is not available in the client.

The smart card functionality can only be used by one NICE DCV client at a time. This is especially important in environments where multiple clients are connected to the same session.

To use the smart card in a session, you first take control of it. No other clients connected to the session can access it while you have control. When you're done using the smart card, release control. After it's released, other clients connected to the session can take control. The smart card is automatically released when you disconnect from the session.

To take control or release control of the smart card in a session

  1. In the Windows client, choose Settings. The current status of the smart card is listed below Enable/Disable smartcard. The values are Enabled (controlled) and Disabled (released).

						Settings button located in the top-left corner of the interface.
  2. To control the smart card, choose Enable/Disable smartcard when the status is Disabled. To release control, choose Enable/Disable smartcard when the status is Enabled.