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Managing Kerberos and Other Authentication Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: May 2019

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.

  1. Insert the cursor into the entry field and type your smart card PIN.
    image:Screenshot of the locked screensaver with the smart card found.

    Then press the Enter or Return key.

    Note - Do not press the Dismiss button.

    image:Screenshot of the screensaver with an empty password entry field.

    Note -  Press the Dismiss button only if you need a different account to unlock the screen. Then you would insert the card for that different account, type the username in the entry field and press the Enter or Return key. The system will attempt to read the card for the certificate and prompt for the smart card PIN for this different account.

    The smart card reader's green LED blinks as the card is being read and the subject_mapping field of the certificate is verified.

  2. After the dialog box displays a welcome message, press the Dismiss button.
    image:Screenshot of welcoming smart card user.
  3. At the smart card PIN prompt, type your PIN and press the Enter or Return key.
    image:Screenshot of smart card PIN prompt.

    A "verifying certificate" dialog box displays.

    image:Screenshot of verifying smart card certificate dialog               box.

    If the dialog box displays Error 2320: Wrong smartcard PIN, press the Dismiss button and type the PIN again.

  4. Press the Dismiss button to log in.