Smart card

An IRMA (smart) card is the physical container of attributes. As you can see below, the card shows only a picture of its holder but no other personal data. This is important for privacy and security reasons.

The front view of an IRMA card The back of an IRMA card
  1. Your photo enables others to verify that the card belongs to you.
  2. In many situations it is not necessary to reveal your name or date of birth. That’s why they are not printed on the card. However, the card may contain these values digitally, stored as attributes.
  3. On the back of the card there is a card number. This number is only used for card administration. For instance, when a new card is handed over to a user, it is easy to find it based on this number.
  4. The card number is in not stored digitally inside the card.

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