Smart Card with bitlocker

What exactly is a Smart Card that Bit Locker drive encryption provides an option for?


Please explain it to me in simple words.



Hi Aswin,

I understand that you need to know about using smart card with BitLocker.


You can use smart card certificates with BitLocker Drive Encryption to protect fixed and removable data drives and to recover BitLocker-protected drives in the absence of the primary access key. Once you have obtained certificates, you can use them with BitLocker data recovery agents and as a BitLocker key protector for data drives.


You can refer to the following articles for more information.

Unlock a BitLocker-protected drive

Help protect your files with BitLocker Drive Encryption

BitLocker recovery keys: Frequently asked questions

Using Smart Cards with BitLocker

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Last updated September 13, 2021 Views 15,034 Applies to: