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Wake on Smartcard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119067D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cromer, DC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The attachment of smartcard readers to the Personal Computer (PC) is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years. This will enable applications in several areas, including the following: Security: system access can be controlled by requiring validation through with the smartcard. Validation information is contained on the card rather than in the system allowing "free seating" applications. Customization: system behavior and available software applications available to the user are based on the user profile contained on the smartcard. Lock out: system is operational only when a valid smartcard is inserted in the reader.

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Wake on Smartcard

      The attachment of smartcard readers to the Personal Computer
(PC) is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years.
This will enable applications in several areas, including the
following:
  Security:       system access can be controlled by requiring
                   validation through with the smartcard.
                   Validation information is contained on the
                   card rather than in the system allowing
                   "free seating" applications.
  Customization:  system behavior and available software
                   applications available to the user are
                   based on the user profile contained on
                   the smartcard.
  Lock out:       system is operational only when a valid
                   smartcard is inserted in the reader.

In addition, all PC systems of IBM* are power managed whereby they
will power themselves down after a prescribed period of inactivity.
The user must power on the system by using the power switch or by
taking the  system out of sleep mode.  Typically, the system monitors
the mouse and  keyboard for activity and will exit sleep mode when
any activity is detected.

      From a smartcard user's perspective, a more natural way of
waking or turning on the system would be to have the system do so
upon insertion of the smartcard.  Ideally the insertion should be
treated as a separate event from the other wake up events to support
the applications listed previously.  The simplest way to accomplish
this is to...