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Do any of you use a military CAC card in Linux?

I know there is a military CAC and Linux page http://militarycac.com/linux.htm but I'm not getting any love..

You guys got anything?
 
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Yeah, I use mine in Linux, with FireFox.

You'll want to read through this:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Common_Access_Card

That'll get you up and running using FireFox. Keep in mind that any time you open FireFox with this enabled and your CAC inserted you will be exposed to a large delay as the information is read from your CAC. This will happen regardless of whether the connection is SSL or not - however no data will be sent to the website unless it specifically requests a PKCS certificate from your CAC. You can use it to check your e-mail from home and access all of the CAC pages you normally would. Some specific sites may require Internet Explorer 7 - you can use the IE7 user agent string for those sites to spoof it, and they should still be mostly functional - unless they require an ActiveX control - in which case you must resort to a VirtualMachine running Windows with IE7 and the root certs installed with your CAC reader passed to the VM.
    
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