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Managing Authentication in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020

How to Download Smart Card Certificates for Web and Email Use

In this procedure, you download certificates that authenticate you to applications that require a smart card for access. You need the entire chain or hierarchy of certificates. To use the certificates, continue with How to Configure Firefox to Use Your Smart Card for Authentication and How to Configure Thunderbird to Use Your Smart Card for Signing and Encrypting Emails.

This example uses U.S. Government certificates. Other organizations should follow the directions of their security administrator to locate and install the certificates.

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. Go to DoD Cyber Exchange NIPR (cyber.mil).
  3. In the PKI and PKE Tools section, naviagate to the PKI CA Certificate Bundles: PKCS#7 section.

    Click to download the For DoD PKI Only - Version n.n URL.

  4. Unzip the files and follow the directions in README.txt.