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Smartcard Support for Panther? 29

Posted by Cliff
from the smart-cats-with-smarter-cards dept.
poemofatic asks: "I use a Powerbook to connect to my work's VPN server. Recently, my sysadmin has been setting up smart card support for VPN authentication, and I'd like to know if anyone in the Slashdot crowd has managed to use smart cards on Panther to successfully connect to a Microsoft VPN server. Also, it'd be nice to hear if anyone has used either the Schlumberger or Gemplus cards successfully, and whether they've tried the USB tokens."
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Smartcard Support for Panther?

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  • VPN Support (Score:4, Insightful)

    by bschottmi (605615) on Wednesday June 02, 2004 @05:34PM (#9319550)
    Netlock, (recently acquired by Apani) has a full VPN product support got Nortel Contivity [] and Cisco [] that handle SecureID and other cards if you can't get the built in Panther VN support to work.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 08, 2004 @11:25PM (#9373752)
    Writing to a smart card usually involves some form of authentication. In the case of javacards (amex blue (i think), as well as ANZ visa cards here in Oz), you need to perform a symmetric key authentication, as per the GlobalPlatform ( specification. This means you need to know the key that is on the card.


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