Smart Card authentication _ Interactive Smart Card Login by liamei12345

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									Smart Card authentication &
Interactive Smart Card Login
The term Smart Card Authentication refers to the ability to login to your local
machine using a Smart Card and a PIN, and then access resources on a remote
machine by passing this authentication information to that remote machine. Whereas
Remote Smart Card Login is the ability to interactively connect to a remote machine
that is currently sitting at the Login Desktop or Lock screen using this Smart Card
authentication, and then enter your PIN upon being prompted by the Operating
System, just as if you physically walked up to the remote machine and inserted your
Smart Card.

DameWare Development has once again risen to the challenge and proven to be a
pioneer in the industry, becoming the first third-party remote administration software
to provide Interactive Smart Card Login, as well as remote Smart Card authentication,
using a Smart Card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your local
machine.

In version 5.5 and above, users of DameWare Development's software now have the
ability to access remote machines using a Smart Card and PIN from their local
machine. Also, unlike other remote administration tools that boast the ability to
perform "Smart Card authentication", DameWare Development's software is the first
(and as of this writing, the only) remote administration software on the market that
offers Interactive Smart Card Login, as well as remote Smart Card authentication.
This allows users of the our software to not only access a remote machine when a user
is currently logged onto the desktop, but also the ability to access remote machines
while they are currently at the Logon Desktop or Lock Screen, and then interactively
Login by entering their PIN.

For additional information, please also visit our online Technical Support
Knowledgebase:

Remote Smart Card Authentication and Interactive Smart Card Login using
DameWare Development software.

http://www.dameware.com/support/kb/article.aspx?ID=300080



Here is basically how it works:


Step #1: Launch the Mini Remote Control program. Provided at least one Smart Card
reader is currently attached to your local machine, you will now see the additional
"Smart Card Logon" option appear in the authentication drop down list in the Remote
Connect dialog.
Step #2: Select the "Smart Card Logon" authentication method in the Remote Connect
dialog. When the Password field changes to PIN, enter your PIN number into the
Remote Connect dialog.




Step #3: Now just click on the Connect button. If a Smart Card is not currently
detected, the MRC software will prompt you to insert your Smart Card now. Or if
more than one reader is attached, then the MRC software will prompt you to select
which reader to use.

Single Reader:
Multiple Readers:




Once you insert your Smart Card, the MRC software will notify you accordingly.

Single Reader:




Multiple Readers:
Step #4: Now that a reader has been selected and a Smart Card has been detected, just
click on the OK button to initiate your connection request. If this is your first time
connecting to this machine via the Mini Remote Control program 抯 new Smart Card
functionality, then the MRC software will notify you that it 抯 Configuring the remote
system for first time use of the Remote Smart Card Logon Process.
After the "first time use" configuration has been completed, the MRC software will
notify you that the Smart Card authentication process has begun.
Once Smart Card authentication has completed, you should be connected to the
desktop on the remote machine, and depending on the current desktop state, you will
either see the User 抯 desktop or you will be prompted with the PIN dialog so you can
login.
However, if for some reason the PIN dialog is not automatically displayed you can
also click on the Send menu and select the Send Smart Card Login option. This will
send a Smart Card Login request to the remote machine, which should instruct the
O/S to display the PIN dialog.

								
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