Corporate Badge Overview

Corporate Badges are closed-loop cards used to identify users and grant building access.

Users can add their Corporate Badge to their Android-powered phone to securely access workplace buildings.

Corporate Badges also give users fast access to information such as user details and important workplace phone numbers.

User prerequisites

For a user to use Corporate Badges with Google Wallet, they need the following:

  • The latest version of their Service Provider's app from Google Play
    • For a possibly more streamlined user experience, consider creating a Play Instant App. All functionality in this guide for creating Corporate Badges from Android apps is compatible with Play Instant Apps. For more information about Instant Apps, see the Overview of Google Play Instant.
  • A phone that runs Android 9.0 or higher, with NFC turned on
  • The latest version of the Google Wallet app (recommended)

For more user support information, see the support article Save your corporate badge to Google Wallet.

Workplace prerequisites

For a workplace to support Corporate Badges with Google Wallet, they need the following:

  • NFC-enabled readers capable of receiving a user account credential from Google Wallet through the Service Provider's supported protocol.

Brand guidelines

The brand guidelines contain information on "Add to Google Wallet" button guidelines and Corporate Badge asset requirements. A field mapping template is also available to show how data maps to each field on a Corporate Badge.

Card provisioning and user experience

The Service Provider app links the user account to a Google Account through the Add to Google Wallet flow. For details on the steps of this integration, see Provision a new card.


The following table describes terms used in this documentation and their meaning.

Component Diagram Object Definitions
Access Reader NFC-enabled workplace readers.
Account Typically managed by workplaces that use a Service Provider's management system.
Account Hub Account Hubs have access to the information necessary to manage the lifecycle of access cards and the required auth keys to authenticate with access readers. The Account Hub also performs security and risk activities in order to improve overall security of the system.
Google Play Services The Google Play Services application and its device services, which enable all Corporate Badge functionality. This component also encompasses the Google Wallet app. For more information, see the Google Wallet structure page.
Google Servers Google backend servers that implement several closed-loop APIs supporting Corporate Badge.
Service Provider Technology providers of workplace management systems.
Workplace app An Android application created by a Workplace (or Service Provider) for user to manage their account(s).

Also referred to as Service Provider app.
Card Issuers The Workplace that issues the cards.