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Safeguard Authentication Services 6.0 LTS - Authentication Services for Smart Cards Administration Guide

Privileged Access Suite for UNIX Introducing Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards Installing Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards Configuring Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards
Configuring the vendor’s PKCS#11 library Configuring the card slot for your PKCS#11 library Configuring PAM applications for smart card login Configuring certificates and CRLs Locking the screen saver upon card removal (macOS)
Testing Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards Troubleshooting

Strong two-factor authentication for UNIX

Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards strengthens UNIX log on security by authenticating users using two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication requires a user to combine something they have (a smart card or a security token) with something they know (a PIN or password). The security of a system is enhanced by using two-factor authentication, when compared to a traditional password system.

Smart Card login integrated with Active Directory

When Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards is used, all users are authenticated against Active Directory allowing user management from a single identity store. With Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards, you can use the same token to authenticate securely to both Windows and UNIX workstations.

Integration with existing UNIX applications

One Identity designed Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards to integrate with existing applications such as Gnome, KDE, XDM, and su.

Supported platforms

This release of Safeguard Authentication Services for Smart Cards supports:

  • Red Hat Enterprise AS, ES, and WS 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 on x86 and x86-64 (AMD64, EMT64T)

  • Apple macOS 10.13 or later on x86_64

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