How to Authenticate With a Smart Card on a Screensaver
Before You Begin
The GNOME screensaver is displaying on a desktop that you logged
in to with a smart card PIN. You have re-inserted your smart card.
Ensure the mouse pointer is visible on the lockscreen and press
the Enter or Return key.
The following prompt appears.
The smart card reader's green LED blinks as the card is being
read and the subject_mapping field of the
certificate is verified. Then, smart card authentication
Use the Log in as another user link only if
you need a different account to unlock the screen. Then you would
insert the card for that different account. The system will
attempt to read the card for the certificate and prompt for the
smart card PIN for this different account.
With your cursor in the entry field, type your PIN and press the
Press the Cancel button to return to the initial screensaver
window pane. If you insert a different smart card and type the
username for that smart card, the system will look for that
username associated with the smart card found in the reader. This
is useful when you need to become a privileged account to unlock
If you typed the correct PIN, a "verifying
certificate" message displays.
If the following error displays: Error 2320: Wrong
smartcard PIN, press the Cancel button
and retype your PIN.