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Re: Smart Card - Sun.
From: ".:[Travis]:." <traviso () FreeBSDFoo com>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 11:19:21 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, Jens Johansson wrote:

How does the smart card authentication work ?

        If it's the same smart card where I work, there isn't any
real authentication aside from the standard username password you
usually use.  The first time you put the card in you'll probably
create a session and it will ask you for your login and passwd.  
Then if you move to a different location still supported by your 
server the session will pop up on the new machine.

What information is stored on the card ?

        A code that is tied to your session.

How's the security ?

        As logging in normally.

What do i achive using this authentication method ?

        It makes your session portable.
 
I mean, will i still need a password? like pgp encrypt password phrase?
What happens if i loose my smartcard?

        If you misplace your smartcard, you can still login normally
to your machine, kill your processes that exist in your live smartcard
session and carry on...

I hope this helps.
Travis

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