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Managing Authentication in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2019

How to Configure Firefox to Use Your Smart Card for Authentication

In this procedure, you configure Firefox to authenticate with sites that require smart card authentication.

Note -  Smart card software works with the 32-bit Firefox browser. It does not work with the 64-bit browser.

Before You Begin

You must have completed How to Download Smart Card Certificates for Web and Email Use.

  1. Download the certificates for this application only.
  2. Insert your CAC smart card.

    The green light should flash.

  3. Add the CAC module to Firefox as a security device.
    1. From the Firefox Preferences Menu, navigate to the Advanced Section, click the Security Devices button, then the Load button.
    2. Type "CAC Module" as the module name and browse to the appropriate CAC module.
      • For CACKey, select /usr/lib/libcackey.so.

      • For Coolkey, select /usr/lib/libcoolkeypk11.so.

    Firefox can now read the client certificates from your CAC card.

  4. In Firefox, test your configuration by navigating to a CAC-enabled website.

    If you are prompted to enter your PIN and the site reports "Your PKI Certificate has been detected", the configuration is correct.