Smartcard solutions for Macs

Valued Contributor

Hi list,

I have been working on Smartcard solution for our Mac users but Apple
seems to drop the ball completely with Lion. I got it working, but 10.6.8
update has broken it :(

So I will be looking into 3rd party solution for this, as I can't rely on
voluntarily run solution.

Only ones I have come across are Centrify and AdmitmacPKI.

Any off you out there using these or any other products? I would love to
hear how is it working for you, especially together with Casper.

Thanks for reading



Honored Contributor

Check the source:

Jared F. Nichols
Desktop Engineer, Client Services
Information Services Department
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
244 Wood Street
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420

Valued Contributor

Yeah I know, that's was my main source too...but not good anymore as its
voluntarily run. So if they decided to drop the project then I am cooked!!
Even Apple is encouraging me to look for 3rd party solution/s.

Valued Contributor

After the 10.6.8 update I can no longer login with the smart card. Even
though smartcard shows in Keychain. At login it just shakes up like it
tries to do a ldap query, but comes back with username and pw window again.
Anyway the point is, this solution its not supported by Apple...I am
looking for 3rd party options.

Valued Contributor

Funny that, I was speaking to a random salesman today and he was talking
very negative about AdmitMacPKI ???