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Old 10th June 2009, 09:37 PM
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Fedora 11, smart card reader, firefox, and coollkey

Anyone running fedora 11 have any luck getting a smart card reader added as a security device under firefox?

Specifically from firefox: Edit-Preferences-Advanced-Encryption tab-Security_Devices-Load;

Enter arbitrary name and "/usr/lib64/libcoolkeypk11.so" as the module.

This worked fine in fedora10 and was the necessary step to getting a card reader to work with firefox. In fedora11 (with firefox beta) the browser just comes back with nothing, it doesnt even respond. Note I am familiar with the concept of pki and certificates as well as certutil, pkcs11_inspect, pklogin_finder, etc. Also note utlities like pkcs11_inspect and pklogin_finder and esc all work and communicate with the reader and read the contents of the card but smart card login configured via the authentication applet (as working in fedora 10) is not working either. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 10th June 2009, 10:20 PM
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Found this too, and the only resolution is to install a non-beta version of firefox:

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Old 2nd July 2009, 12:41 AM
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You're not alone. And I tried to install an older version of firefox and it didn't help. Thunderbird however still works.
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Old 18th December 2009, 07:31 PM
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Did any of you guys ever get a smart card working? I just upgrade (preupgrade) from Fedora 9 to 12 on a 64-bit Dell Precision T3400 and my reader stopped working in both Firefox and Thunderbird. I opened another thread before seeing this one but haven't gotten anybody to spout any ideas yet.


I've tried some ideas/suggestions from a developer/manager at the DISA "Community CAC" (LinuxCAC) project but no luck so far.
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