A smartcard is a cryptographic device, an HSM of sorts, that is programmable and may be used for identification, authentication, private key storage, digital signatures, and other security functions.

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How do I configure AD CS to support Name Constraints (4.2.1.11 in RFC 2459)?

I am trying to figure out how to do Qualified Subordination with the critical extension set, but I'm unable to figure out how to do this in MSFT AD CS. For a given certificate, how do I make sure ...
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KDC Certificate error using smartcard and Remote Desktop

Our Active Directory domain recently enforced smart card logons for administrator accounts. Since this change we have been unable to access some servers (2008 R2) using Remote Desktop. When attempting ...
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environment=“NAME=value” in authorized_keys file leading to “Server refused our key”

In "man sshd" one can find that several options can be used for given key in .ssh/authorized_keys. I wanted to use environment="NAME=value" for determining which key was used for authentication. But ...
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No access to shared folder over VPN

I have client who connect to domain via VPN. They use smartcards and successfully connect to enterprise network. They can connect to terminal servers with smarts cards, But have no access to network ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Smart Card service is down

I'm getting this weird error when trying to work with a SmartCard on an ec2 machine running Windows Server 2008. I'm using AnywhereUSB to connect my physical smart-card reader to the remote machine. ...
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Windows users with smartcards using Lync Android app

We have a Windows network where users are required to log in using a smartcard instead of a password. Is there a way of allowing our users to use the Andoroid/iOS Lync app, even though they don't ...
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Web Server with PKCS11 support for server certificates?

I have a PKCS#11-compatible smart card with either a private key, or a combination of a certificate and a private key on it (I can have both). I want to present the certificate from the smart card to ...
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Use server-side certificate from Smart Card in IIS

I have a Smart Card (actually a USB dongle, called a Feitian ePass2003) with a certificate and its accompanying private key on it, and I want to use this certificate to serve my SSL site in IIS. To ...
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Smartcard Sharepoint Password prompt

I work in an organization that uses smartcard login. Passwords are not be used. When opening an attachment in Sharepoint, we are prompted with a username/password dialog. Clicking cancel will allow ...
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whats the general process for using a smart card in truecrypt?

I'm a little confused with how to deploy truecrypt our environment I purchased a few smartcards (ACOS5) that are supposedly compatible with truecrypt however i'm unable to make it all work due to ...
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Revocation status of DC can't be verified

A Domain Controller within my forest was working fine (as the story usually goes). Then, suddenly, I can't logon with my smart card. Instead, I'm greeted with the following message: The system ...
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Possible to disable smart card PIN change in Windows 7?

I'm looking for a way to disable the smart card PIN change ability provided with Windows 7's native minidriver. It doesn't allow us to enforce any PIN complexity requirements such that users could ...
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Is special software necessary (apart from card reader drivers) to use a smartcard for authentication on websites?

Our company now begins to use SmartCards as the online portal for tax administration that we use requires authentication. I have never before worked with SmartCards. The device drivers are installed ...
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Windows facilities to generate keys and sign certificate signing requests on smart-cards

Does windows Vista/7 provide some sort of generic utilities and facilities to generate a non-exportable RSA/DSA key on a smart-card and sign a CSR from a smart-card? any hints/tips/pointers ...
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How to disable Windows Server 2003 terminal server PIN login without losing smart card support?

The users of a Windows Server 2003 terminal server should be able to use their national identity card (a smart card) inside the terminal session. This requires the Remote Desktop Connection's [x] ...
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Open source system for swipe card access? [closed]

We're looking at replacing our campus-wide magnetic swipe card system with something more robust. The "programmer" side of me says there's got to be an open-source, scalable solution that already does ...
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Fingerprint / Biometric Login to Active Directory (Update: Smart card?)

Duplicate of the following question at superuser. I think this would be a better place for it. Is it possible to implement Biometrics as a form of login with Active Directory in a Windows Server ...
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Searching a smartcard that's crossplatform

I'm searching a smart card for storing (PKI) certificates. The certificates on the smart card need to be retrieved on Windows (supporting Active Directory login), Linux, and Mac OS X. I found some ...
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windows xp logon required in order to use a smartcard reader from a service

I folks, first time here. My company bought an appliance that provide web service for massive digital signature. That appliance is a simple windows xp machine, with a multicard reader attacched via ...
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Smartcard (USB Cryptostick) and Firefox

I am having a GPF-Cryptostick running on ubuntu 11.04 with firefox 5.0. Using a smartcard is such a great thing, but i did not found any good how-tos. Maybe it is just a lack of understanding. First: ...
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Smart card authentication to a Cisco switch?

We have our Cisco network devices configured to authenticate network administrators using their domain accounts via RADIUS running on a Windows 2008R2 server with the network protection role. This ...
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Smart card / auditable access for rack KVM tray

Is there such a thing as a KVM Tray for a standard 19" rack whose use can be validated by a smartcard (or some other auditable authentication method)? It looks like we have a security requirement ...
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Security Token for Mac/Linux/Windows, self-managed, pref. open source?

I'm looking to buy an evaluation security token (combined smart card/usb reader) for my business that works on: Windows 7 x64 OS X 10.6.x x64 Ubuntu Linux (64 or 32 bit, 10.04 or 10.10, I can bend ...
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Custom Certificate Template is listed as unavailable

I am trying to create a custom certificate template based off of the Smartcard User template with a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise subordinate CA. I am using the subordinate CA because the root CA is ...
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Smart Card Compatibility Issues with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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 ...
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How to disable smart card logon on windows server 2003 domain for one user

I have CA on the same server (windows 2003) as my second domain server. I created certificate for my user In Administrative Tools->Active Directory Users and Computers->(My user)->Account ...
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Is it possible to change a domain controller's GUID?

I have a large number of separate Active Directory domains (~150) consisting of 2 server clusters that I need to setup for smart card login. To do this I will have to request ~300 domain controller ...
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Card Missing After Login [closed]

I've got a situation where a user can login using his smartcard, but after he's logged in the smartcard can no longer be read. Basically, he can login but any other program that needs to read the card ...
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Windows SmartCard for Shared Workstations

We have a Windows x64 workstation that controls special equipment critical to our operations. This workstation only has a set few of trained operators who "know" how to operate it. However, it runs ...
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How do you use a smartcard to log in to Windows from a linux box?

I'm using CentOS 5.3 and I want to use the Terminal Server Client to remote log in to a WindowsXP machine that uses smartcards exclusively to access the domain accounts. How can I set up the ...
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How do you enable a CAC card in Firefox on linux?

I want to enable a Common Access Smart card on CentOS 5.3 x86_64 in Firefox. What is the easiest procedure to do this?
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Is it possible to fix “Logon User Interface DLL acmsgina.dll failed to load”?

Here is the scenario: installing an update to ActivCard (6.1) to a Windows XP laptop. After the required reboot, Windows XP brings up the default blue background, waits for quite a long time and then ...