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Managing Kerberos and Other Authentication Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: May 2019

How to Use a Smart Card to Log In to Your Local GNOME Desktop

Before You Begin

Your administrator has completed How to Configure a Local Desktop. You have inserted a smart card into the CCID-compliant smart card reader that is attached to a PC or workstation.

  1. Log in.

    You are presented with two smart card dialog boxes that you must confirm by pressing the OK button.

    image:Screenshot of initial smart card authentication dialog                 box.
  2. Press the OK key, then either insert your smart card or type your username.
    image:Screenshot of insert smart card dialog box.
  3. Press the OK key and type your username.
    image:Screenshot of username entered in username field in smart                 card dialog box.

    The system looks for the smart card and displays "Smart card found.".

    image:Screenshot of smart card found dialog box.
  4. Press the OK key.

    Then press it again on the Welcome dialog box.

    image:Screenshot of welcoming the smart card user dialog                 box.
  5. Type your smart card PIN at the prompt and press the Log In button.
    image:Screenshot of smart card PIN prompt dialog box.

    After the system verifies the certificate, it logs you in.

    image:Screenshot of verifying smart card certificate dialog                 box.
  6. If any of the preceding steps fail, take appropriate action.

    The system displays an error dialog box that describes the error.

    • Error 2312: open PKCS#11 session failed – The system cannot find a smart card or the subject_mapping ID on the card did not match your username. Contact your administrator.

    • Error 2320: Wrong smartcard PIN – You typed an incorrect PIN. Press the OK button and type the PIN again.