ActivClient middleware is smart card software that enables computer applications to talk to the computer chip on the HHS smart card ID badge.
ActivClient is licensed by HHS for use by NIH smart card badge holders. The ActivClient license is per badge, not per computer. You may install ActivClient on any computer where you need to use your smart card for login, digital signatures or encrypted email.
Supported Operating Systems
ActivClient 6.2 supports:
- Windows XP 32 bit
- Vista and Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
ActiveClient 6.1 supports:
ActivClient software is also available for
- Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5
ActivClient middleware and current hot fixes
can be downloaded from the NIH ISDP Website at:
See instructions on how to:
You must have system administrative privileges to install or configure ActivClient middleware. If you do not have system administrative privileges, please contact the NIH IT Service Desk to have this software installed on your computer.
Information and Assistance
For additional information, search the NIH IT Knowledge Base for tutorials, instruction sheets and user guides or refer to the appropriate How-To Guide.
For questions or user support, please contact the NIH IT Service Desk.