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I am working on an iMac running 10.6.4. I am trying to get a smartcard (Athena ASEKey USB Token) to be recognized by the system. Note: this smartcard is not for local system authentication. It is for authentication through a remote desktop connection to a Windows terminal server. I was able to get it working in 10.5.x without too much difficulty. The procedure for getting it working in 10.5.x was as follows:

  1. Modify /etc/authorization as specified in the Apple Smart Card Setup Guide. (This is available at )
  2. Compile driver with Xcode
  3. Copy driver to /usr/libexec/SmartCardServices/drivers/
  4. Compile rdesktop 1.6.0 with smart card support

I'm not sure what has changed in 10.6.x to cause this not to work. It appears as though the device is recognized as it appears in the System Profiler under USB when it is plugged in. Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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