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Smartcard Support for Panther? 29

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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  • PCMCIA? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Drakino ( 10965 ) <d_slashdot.miniinfo@net> on Wednesday June 02, 2004 @02:32PM (#9317452) Journal
    I've been wanting to play with smart card authentication on my Powerbook, but would only consider implementing it on a permenant basis if it is a PCMCIA reader. That way, I don;t have to have some USB reader hanging off the laptop no matter where it goes.

    Anyone seen a PCMCIA reader that follows the needed standard for OS X to use it?
  • by mpwoodward ( 194316 ) on Wednesday June 02, 2004 @03:33PM (#9318081)
    Is there a way to emulate Windows Digital Certificate functionality on the Mac? I used to successfully use Netlock's VPN client software for OS X and a token (keychain LCD-type), but my company recently did away with the tokens and now uses a combination of the same client software we were using before + a Windows Digital Certificate. I think the answer is a short and simple "no" but I figured I'd ask since we're talking VPNs on the Mac.
  • by sg3000 ( 87992 ) * <> on Wednesday June 02, 2004 @04:29PM (#9318712)
    Maybe this will spur on some other help ...

    My company uses VPN services from Verizon in conjunction with an iPass software package and I think a Cisco VPN client. They provide the client software for Windows, but they refuse to provide anything for Mac OS X. Is there a way to get this to work under Mac OS X? That would be great if someone else has had experience with this.

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