SafeNet Authentication Client and smartcard changes

21.12.2017

This announcement is applicable to Singapore based customers whose use of CreationOnline, Xact Web Portal, Vestima and VestimaPRIME is subject to the supervision of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Clearstream Banking1 have been providing customers, in Singapore who are subject to MAS regulation, with the following:

  • SafeNet eToken 4100 Smart Card
  • SafeNet Authentication Client (SAC) v8.1

The eToken 4100 Smart Card has been discontinued and all new smartcards issued by Clearstream Banking will be the Gemalto IDPrime MD 830 Smart Card.

In order to be able to operate with new smartcards the new SAC version 10.2 must be installed on the user’s PC, replacing SAC version 8.1.

The eToken 4100 Smart Card remains fully functional and supported by Clearstream Banking. It will continue to work with SAC version 10.2. There is no change to the existing smart card readers, they will continue to work with the new and previous smartcards.

However smartcards formatted with SAC version 10.2 will not be readable with SAC version 8.1, so customers are encouraged to upgrade all the SAC installations within their organisation.

You can view the SAC version installed on the PC by right-clicking on:

and then clicking on About:

Installation guides

Xact Web Portal and VestimaPRIME (Premium users only)

In order to ensure an uninterrupted access to the Clearstream Banking applications we recommend that customers apply the update as soon as possible.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Clearstream Connectivity Helpdesk or your Relationship Officer.

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1. Clearstream Banking refers collectively to Clearstream Banking S.A., registered office at 42, avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B-9248, and Clearstream Banking AG (for Clearstream Banking AG customers using Creation Accounts), registered office at 61, Mergenthalerallee, 65760 Eschborn, Germany and registered in Register B of the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany under number HRB 7500.


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