TVD v13.6.3 Install and User Guide


The Entrust nShield Trusted Verification Device (TVD) is a USB-connected smart card reader.

The nShield TVD connects to a laptop or work station. The TVD facilitates the authentication between the smart card and the HSM. The user is prompted to confirm the Electronic Serial Number (ESN) of the HSM being displayed on the nShield TVD.

Each time a smart card is inserted a new secure channel between smart card and HSM is established, when the smart card is removed the secure channel is shut down.