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Smart card login on Ubuntu

Configure Ubuntu for smart card operation

Smart cards have proliferated and are now everywhere, from work ID badges to credit cards and passports. For example, the United States Federal Government uses FIPS compliant PIV cards to control access to federal facilities and information systems because they offer an extra layer of security and respond to strict government guidelines.

This whitepaper will provide information on how to configure Ubuntu to operate with a smart card to provide multi-factor authentication when logging into the system both locally and remotely using SSH.

Download the whitepaper to learn more including:

  • The software and hardware prerequisites needed for smart card configuration.
  • How to set up your smart card and configure it to support smart card logins.
  • The right configuration for the most popular browsers
  • Enabling SSH authentication
  • How to configure SSH logins
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