iAuthenticate iOS Smart Card Reader

SKU: 905379

Availability: In stock



The iAuthenticate FIPS 201 approved smart card reader is designed to work with Apple® iPhone®, and iPad®, and supports standard ISO 7816 smart cards issued by the US Government (PIV and CAC).

*Smart Card Not Included

iAuthenticate iOS Smart Card Reader


The iAuthenticate™ reader supports standard ISO 7816 smart cards issued by the US Government (PIV and CAC). It can also be used with desktop computers through a microUSB connector (cable & software not included). The iAuthenticate reader includes a license to Thursby's PKard® app for FIPS 140-2 secure access to web-based email, portals and collaboration sites authenticated to CAC, PIV or other approved smart cards.

Usage of iAuthenticate and the PKard Reader for iOS app for accessing DTS (Defense Travel System) requires an upgrade to DTS servers that should occur later this year.  See http://militarycac.com/dts.htm “Why can’t I use DTS on an iPad or iPhone?” and http://www.thursby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=279.


  • Designed for iPad, iPad2, The New iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 or higher
  • Supports most popular ISO 7816 smart cards including CAC, PIV, PIV-I and CIV
  • Fast, secure communication via the 30-pin connector, eliminating the security risks and reduced speeds associated with wireless connections
  • Plugs directly into the device’s 30 pin connector or via most third party docking stations and cases
  • Includes Thursby’s PKard FIPS 140-2 approved app
  • Provision for use with lanyard
  • Portable, Compact, ergonomic design with activity LED
  • Compatible with most iPhone and iPad cases

Technical Data

Please refer to the iAuthenticate technical datasheet.

Please also feel free to download the iAuthenticate Collateral Sheet.

Installation Instructions

iAuthenticate is designed to automatically install the necessary app from iTunes® when first plugged into a supported iOS device.

When the application is first launched, users will be required to register the device and complete configuration for their particular organization and access.

Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide:

24x7x365 User Forum - http://www.thursby.com/forum
Email (Hardware) - iSupport [at] identive-group.com
Email (Software) - support [at] thursby.com

Business Hour Phone Support:
For Hardware Issues - +1 888-446-9008
For Software Questions - +1 817-478-5070

Sales Email:
iSales [at] identive-group.com

Customer Reviews

Much Needed Product
Review by Great Game Changer - (Posted on 5/18/13)
Despite not being Bluetooth capable like some of its competitors (which in itself is not necessarily needed) this card reader is wonderful and simple to use out of the box. The download is quick and the prompts guide you through bookmarking of common sites and seamless connection. I have had no issues with the software and the compact size is great to maintain the mobile feel.
works greats
Review by Military Man (Posted on 5/14/13)
great presentation.. Worked right out of box

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