Net iD Client

Net iD Client

Provide access to security tokens, for example, smart cards, on your local computer.

What is Net iD Client?

Net iD Client is an Edge extension that acts as a bridge between a website and your local computer. Utilizing the web browser's native messaging interface, it accesses security tokens such as smart cards. It requires installation of the Net iD Client and enabling the native messaging interface. The offered functionality varies based on access level configured within Net iD Client - from creating digital signatures to administering the security token. Communication with a website involves using the javascript file provided through the Net iD Client. Applicable only to users with Net iD Client installed and this extension enabled.

By: SecMaker
Users: 7,076 ▲ 83
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: (Last updated: 2022-02-03)
Creation date: 2022-02-03
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • nativeMessaging
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 14.71K
URLs: Website
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The extension acts as a bridge between a website and the local computer, using the web browser's native messaging interface. The extension requires that Net iD Client is installed on the computer and that the native messaging interface is enabled.

The functionality provided depends on the configured access level in Net iD Client. The lowest access level allows the creation of digital signatures, and with maximum access level is it possible to administrate the security token. See the Net iD Client documentation for more information.

Adding the functionality to a website requires communication between the website and the extension. The recommended solution is to use the javascript file provided with Net iD Client. It delivers the same interface for different communication methods, for example, this extension, other web browser extensions, or older interfaces like ActiveX and NPAPI. See the Net iD Client documentation for more information.

This extension is only applicable to users with Net iD Client installed and this extension enabled. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your support organization or visit us at

Risk impact

Net iD Client may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Net iD Client has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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